19 Dec '11, 7pm

Glaciers Melting From Within Behind Rapid Ice Mass Loss in South America & Himalaya

Glaciers Melting From Within Behind Rapid Ice Mass Loss in South America & Himalaya

Two more quick stories coming through today about the state of glaciers melting due to climate change : 1) It's been confirmed that Bolivia's Chacaltaya glacier melted away six years earlier than expected, and 2) Scientific American has some interesting video of a Himalayan glacier melting from within, not just at the edges, as documented by the pace of a nearby lake filling. Here's the video of the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal purging meltwater from within: The significance of glaciers melting from the interior: It can cause a glacier to disappear more rapidly than when it simply melts at the edges. Ulyana Horodyskyj, the University of Colorado geologist who shot the time-lapse video, notes that most of the ice mass loss of both Himalayan and South American glaciers is because of this melting from the interior, from so-called "vertical deflation". As for Chacaltaya, TreeHugg...

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