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Alaska Glacier Speed-up Tied to Internal Plumbing Issues, Says CU-Boulder Study


January 15, 2008

Kennicott Glacier A University of Colorado at Boulder study indicates meltwater periodically overwhelms the interior drainpipes of Alaska's Kennicott Glacier and causes it to lurch forward, similar to processes that may help explain the acceleration of glaciers observed recently on the Greenland Ice Sheet that are contributing to global sea rise. Full Story

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