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University of Alaska scientists report that Alaskan glaciers are melting more rapidly than anticipated; an estimated 24 cubic miles of ice disappearing annually. Conditions promoting glacial growth vs. shrinking are briefly reviewed; melting is an indicator of climate change. Results confirm proposals that glacial melting is a major contributor to sea level rise; findings indicate that melting of Alaska's glaciers is making a disproportionate input.

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  • Science > General

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Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,climate change,Space sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061130104135343T,Physical sciences,Social Sciences,Space Science,Chemistry,Environmental science,NSDL_SetSpec_2667291,archive1100.html,glaciers,Astronomy,glacial retreat,Cryology,Middle School,Science,Meteorology,Alaska,global warming,Climatology,Physics,General Public,sea level rise,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Geoscience,Earth science

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English

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