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Glaciers growing around the world, including the US.

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 03:45 AM

An interesting collection of data showing a list of expanding glaciers around the world. It doesn't really show the historical significance of the numbers it presents, but it is still an interesting read.

It does support the new global cooling reports that are coming out. It still appears that everything is cyclical to me.

a few examples:

Alaskan glaciers advance one-third
of a mile in less than a year
17 Jul 07 - "At least three glaciers in the same
bay have advanced in one year," said Chris
Larsen, a scientist at the Geophysical Institute
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
See Alaskan Glaciers Advance One-Third Mile

Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier Advancing Three Feet Per Day
25 Jun 07 - See Crater Glacier
Fox, Franz Josef glaciers defy trend
New Zealand's two best-known glaciers
still on the march - 31 Jan 07
See Franz Josef Glacier
Manipulation of public perceptions
4 Dec 07 - While the media raised alarms over Arctic ice melt, they did
not report that Antarctic winter sea ice extent was the greatest on record.
See Manipulation of public perceptions

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 09:24 AM
Likely a good bit of cherrypicking on that website. The world glacier monitoring service have this for the 2006 data (30 glaciers worldwide 1980-2004, 29 for 2005, 27 for 2006):

[I tried fixing both, but they have cut off the last couple of years, heh. The last few years are viewable on the wgms website).

And for 80 glaciers 2002 and 2003:

I'm sure every year you can find some glaciers that have advanced. They might well shrink the next year. The best method is take a large sample of glaciers and assess them over time, like the wgms do every year. Thus, they found that in 2004/5, 28% of their glaciers had a net positive balance, but the overall trend was still down.

Plus, there is no evidence of global cooling currently. What I guess you are talking about is the prediction for future solar activity, time will tell.

[edit on 8-1-2008 by melatonin]

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 09:44 AM
Glacial mass balance is much more dependant on precipitation than temperature.

Here is just one example.


posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 12:00 PM
Interesting, if I am reading it correctly.
Vast majority Northern hemisphere Ice packs.
Why not southern hemisphere? Seems to me those have been reported to be growing at a significant rate.

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 12:59 PM
We are talking about trends and not some record years. I've seen myself how glaciers shrink over the past 20 years. It doesn't matter if they have one bang year of putting on some fresh ice.

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