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Arctic Freshwater Cycle is Intensifying Consistent With Climate Warming

June 24, 2010

Arctic Freshwater Cycle

The amount of fresh water flowing through the Arctic as snow or rainfall, in rivers and other cycles is increasing, in agreement with model projections under a warming climate, according to a new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst hydrologist Michael Rawlins and colleagues from 18 other institutions in the United States, Norway and Finland. Full Story

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