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Greater Snowfall Does Not Stop Glacier Melt

15.09.2014
15.09.2014 07:37 Age: 4 yrs

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula are melting faster than ever - despite increased snowfall. Greater snowfall due to climate change will not offset the continued melting of glaciers say researchers.

Click to enlarge. Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula. Courtesy: Dr Bethan Davies.

Click to enlarge. Professor Neil Glasser, a glacial geomorphologist at Aberystwyth University, on James Ross Island in 2011. Courtesy: Aberystwyth University.

 

Increased snowfall due to climate change will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research published on Sunday 14 September in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Here are two news releases describing this research.

News release from Aberystwyth University:

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever

News release from Royal Holloway College:

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever - despite increased snowfall

Abstract


Citation

Modelled glacier response to centennial temperature and precipitation trends on the Antarctic Peninsula by Bethan J. Davies, Nicholas R. Golledge, Neil F. Glasser, Jonathan L. Carrivick, Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg, Nicholas E. Barrand, Michiel R. van den Broeke, Michael J. Hambrey & John L. Smellie published in Nature Climate Change (2014) doi:10.1038/nclimate2369

Read the abstract and get the paper here.

Source

News release from Royal Holloway College here.

News release Aberystwyth University here.