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Spying on China’s Glaciers
February 18, 2013 | Scientific American

An article in Scientific American reports that time lapse cameras, placed by a U.S. geologist from the University of Colorado at Boulder to record glacial melting in the Himalayas, were confiscated with the accusation that they were being used to “spy on China”. See some of the videos here.


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First Map of Icelandic Glaciers and Subglacier Calderas
September 19, 2013 | USGS
"For the first time, all of Iceland’s glaciers are shown on a single map. The map is the first to incorporate historical data and coverage from aerial photographs and remote sensing satellites, such as Landsat and SPOT, to show the change in the areal extent of glaciers during the past century. [...] Knowing which volcanic calderas lie beneath glaciers and their history of volcanic activity is important for disaster preparation and mitigation." Quoted from the USGS press release.

Extreme Ice Survey at Antarctica Peninsula
April 8, 2014 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article and video titled: "Chasing Ice Photographer Focuses on Melting Glaciers in Antarctica".... they bolt nine time lapse cameras to bedrock overlooking glaciers and photograph them every hour during daylight.

National Climate Assessment
January 25, 2013 | U.S. Global Change Research Program
"Climate change is already affecting the American people. Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense, including heat waves, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity." Quoted from the Executive Summary of the Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report


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