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The Mysterious Glaciers That Grew When Asia Heated Up


August 27, 2009

Summer Rupper on Gornergrat glacier Long ago a group of Himalayan glaciers grew by several kilometers even while Central Asia's climate warmed up to six degrees Celsius. Brigham Young University professor Summer Rupper's analysis attributes much of the glacial growth to increased cloudiness and wind. Rupper is lending her glacier expertise to a project that will forecast the Indus River system's water supply for the coming decades. Full Story

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