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Two More Mysterious Black Holes Open Up at the 'End of the World'


RYOT - Jul 28, 2014
Marina Leibman, chief scientist of the Earth Cryosphere Institute, told URA.RU, “Undoubtedly, we need to study all such formations. It is necessary to be able to predict their occurrence. Each new funnel provides additional information for scientists.”.
 

Now two new large holes appear in Siberia


The Siberian Times - Jul 28, 2014
The Chief Scientist of the Earth Cryosphere Institute, Marina Leibman, told URA.RU website: 'I have heard about the second funnel on Yamal, in Taz district, and saw the pictures. 'Undoubtedly, we need to study all such formations. It is necessary to be ...
 

The Maddening World of Glacial Melt & Its Politics


Dissident Voice - Jul 28, 2014
A new study in the journal Cryosphere finds that its flow rate is nearly three times its rate in the 1990s. 1. As far as massive (the big ones) glaciers go, that's smokin'! According to Penn State glaciologist Richard Alley, even though the Greenland ...
 

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Cryosphere books

Earth Science the Easy Way


by: Alan D. Sills
This new addition to Barron's Easy Way series introduces the concept of Earth System Science and explains how the new emphasis on the Earth System approach is revolutionizing our understanding of global-scale Earth processes and changes. Separate chapters cover the Earth’s major systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere); the Big Bang and alternate theories of the universe’s origin; galaxies, stellar evolution, and other space phenomena; our solar system; the Earth–Moon system; geology and the geolologic time scale; plate tectonics and continental drift; weathering and erosion; the world’s oceans and atmosphere; and environmental considerations.
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The Cryosphere


by: Shawn J. Marshall

The cryosphere encompasses the Earth's snow and ice masses. It is a critical part of our planet's climate system, one that is especially at risk from climate change and global warming. The Cryosphere provides an essential introduction to the subject, written by one of the world's leading experts in Earth-system science.

In this primer, glaciologist Shawn Marshall introduces readers to the cryosphere and the broader role it plays in our global climate system. After giving a concise overview, he fully explains each component of the cryosphere and how it works--seasonal snow, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves.
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Physics of Climate


by: Jose P. Peixoto, Abraham H. Oort
"A superb reference." Physics Today "Will become a classic text in climate research. " Physics World "Valuable to anyone who studies, models, or uses the climate of the earth." Walter Robinson, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "Informative and authoritative on a remarkably wide range of topics." Nature Are we entering a period of global warming? Is weather predictable? Physics of Climate offers you an in-depth description of atmospheric circulation and how environmental phenomena worldwide interact in a single, unified system.
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NASA | A Short Tour of the Cryosphere


Want more? Subscribe to NASA on iTunes! http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=283424434 The cryosphere consists of those parts of ...
 

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The Cryosphere


 

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A Tour of the Cryosphere / Educational Animation Video


A Tour of the Cryosphere. Courtesy of NASA. Credits at the end of the video. The cryosphere consists of those parts of the Earth's surface where water is fou...
 

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The World's Cryosphere Is In Danger From Climate Change


Rising temperatures affect ice and snow areas the most. The results could be disastrous, increasing the dangers of flood, famine and other catastrophes. By a...
 

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Antarctica and Arctic ICE BRIDGE Cryosphere Mission 2011 HD


The DC-8, with its suite of IceBridge instruments, headed toward the Weddell Sea to measure the thickness of the sea ice and the snow on top of it along two ...