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Snow and Ice

Ice Loss Slows Down Asian Glaciers
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Ice Loss Slows Down Asian Glaciers

Melting and thinning of high-mountain glaciers makes them flow less due to gravity.

Published Dec 13, 2018

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Taking Measure of Antarctic Terrain
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Taking Measure of Antarctic Terrain

New elevation measurements span the continent’s icy surfaces, from the flat Ross Ice Shelf to the rugged Transantarctic Mountains.

Published Dec 11, 2018

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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up
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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

Satellites detect changes in the height and velocity of ice in an area that was thought to be relatively stable and quiet.

Published Dec 10, 2018

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An Astronaut’s View of the Himalayas
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An Astronaut’s View of the Himalayas

The peaks of these mountains are a dramatic expression of massive tectonic forces pushing continents together.

Published Dec 7, 2018

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Crater Lurks Beneath the Ice
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Crater Lurks Beneath the Ice

The Hiawatha Impact Crater in northwest Greenland was detected through some creative detective work and innovative instruments that can see through the ice.

Published Nov 30, 2018

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