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NASA tool will help coastal cities plan for rising ocean levels

With rising sea levels being one of the most noticeable results of climate change, being able to locate and pinpoint which glaciers and ice sheets are contributing to local sea level rises will be very helpful in how we prepare for the future.

Melting glaciers pour tons of fresh water into Gulf of Alaska

Corvallis - Glacial melting, the re-liquification of ancient freshwater glaciers, is contributing a vast volume of water to the Gulf of Alaska, topping the amount of water in mighty rivers. Fresh water at this magnitude will impact marine ecosystems and sea levels.
 

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A new study on glaciers in the Patagonia Icefields of South America indicates glaciers are currently...
A new study on glaciers in the Patagonia Icefields of South America indicates glaciers are currently melting at a rate faster than any other time in the last 350 years.
The study determined that glacial melt is currently occurring at a faster rate than at any other tim...
The study determined that glacial melt is currently occurring at a faster rate than at any other time in the last 350 years. On Glacier Grey, in Chile's Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, another glacial pool begins forming as the glacier retreats by more than 450 feet annually.
The study on melting glaciers was based in part on mountain trimlines  the point at which vegetation...
The study on melting glaciers was based in part on mountain trimlines, the point at which vegetation begins on mountains, determined by the glaciers.

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