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A 119-Year History of Icelandic Sea Surface Temperatures

The authors developed a 119-year history of Icelandic Sea Surface Temperature based on measurements made at ten coastal stations. They found warming to 1940 and cooling until the 1970s, followed by warming - but not generally back up to the level of the 1930s/1940s warm period.

News from Antarctica

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Word Climate Report reviews three recent articles concerning Antarctic ice. One study using GPS technology shows that parts of Antarctica are increasing ice thickness by 2 inches per year, while radar altimetry shows ice increasing by 0.6 inch per year. Another study shows that the melting trend over Antarctica since 1979 using microwave observations is negligible.

Glacier Mass Balance Trends: Up or Down?

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The author reviewed and analyzed mass balance measurements of 246 glaciers from around the world that were made between 1946 and 1995. The author notes "there is no obvious common or global trend of increasing glacier melt in recent years."

Glaciers in Canada

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Learn about the history of glaciers in Canada. Are they disappearing?

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