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Outburst at Desolation Lake
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Outburst at Desolation Lake

A flood in a glacial lake behind Lituya Glacier surprised an unsuspecting fisherman and reworked a young delta in Alaska.

Published Nov 30, 2020

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Lituya Bay’s Apocalyptic Wave
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Lituya Bay’s Apocalyptic Wave

One of the tallest tsunami waves known to science slammed this Alaskan bay in 1958.

Published Nov 20, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry

The ocean is lumpy and sloshes around its basins for natural reasons. But it is also rising, slowly and steadily.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion

Earth’s surface may seem motionless most of the time, but an array of measurements show that natural and human-caused processes cause coastal land to rise and fall.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height

Scientists project ice losses from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets will play a large part in sea level rise in the upcoming century.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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