Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Word of the Day: Jokulhlaup

Alaska Looks for Answers in Glacier’s Summer Flood Surges. (The New York Times, 7/22/2013)

Excerpt: The idea that glaciers change at a glacial speed is increasingly false. They are melting and retreating rapidly all over the world. But the unpredictable flood surges at the Mendenhall Glacier, about 14 miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital, are turning a jog into a sprint as global temperatures and climate variability increase.

And in related news.

"The Alaskan Glaciers:  Forvever"  (or so videogeorgei thinks.)

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