2011-04-05 18:55:51Glaciers melting 100 times faster than at any time in 350 yrs
Rob Painting
Rob
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I'd like to see that graph!. Story here & study abstract

2011-04-05 19:36:51God help us!
Glenn Tamblyn

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The abstract seems reasonable. The TOI article ie crap. Glaciers in Patagonia is an indicator of global glacier behaviour? God help us, we have to be helped by enthusiastic ignorent media!

2011-04-05 19:50:10
Riccardo

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Rob it could be worth a short post to highlight both the rapid melting of patagonian glaciers AND the error in the TOI story.

2011-04-05 21:25:26
Rob Painting
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Yeah, funny what happens when one uses the Daily Fail for a source, not that TOI is any different. But anyway have a look-see at this study abstract Rapid crustal uplift in Patagonia due to enhanced ice loss  . Crustal uplift of 39mm per year!, whoa baby!.

Riccardo, no can do, too busy at the mo loading up the Sks peer-review database. Feel free tho.

2011-04-06 02:28:52
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Good catch Glenn,-- error in the first sentence, not encouraging.  Interesting study though and perfectly consistent with what is being noted elsewhere.  Surprise, surprise.....not.

2011-04-06 05:45:01
Rob Painting
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Actually Alby, the rate of ice loss in Patagonia blew me away. I had no idea the land in the region was "springing" back up at such a phenomenal rate.

2011-04-06 06:14:58
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Hi Rob,

A bit of a miscommunication.  I was referring to Glenn's observation "Glaciers in Patagonia is an indicator of global glacier behaviour?" which refers to the opening sentence of the TOI article, not the paper.

Regarding the loss, yes I agree that the ice loss is dramatic; more than I had thought.  

2011-04-06 15:38:29
Rob Painting
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No worries mate, my bad.