mountain glacier


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mountain glacier

[′mau̇nt·ən ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
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The scientists warned that itwas unlikely sea level rise will be less than 50cm up to the end of the century, as oceans warm and expand, mountain glaciers melt and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica lose ice.
Dr Mukhtar Ahmed and Chief Executive Officer Mountain Glacier Protection Organization Aysha Khan, Altaf Ali Sayal Pak-US center and Iftikhar Ahmed from University of Balochistan also spoke on the occasion.
In the late 1970s, glaciologists had shown that till underlies a fast-moving mountain glacier in Iceland.
Global projections of sea level rises from mountain glacier and ice cap melt from the IPCC range between seven and 17 cm by the end of 2100.
13, 1985, which melted part of the mountain glacier, causing mudflows that killed more than 22,000 people (SN:11/23/85, p.326).
Pelee in Martinique, in which 28,000 died.) Hot ash and gravel seared about 10 percent of the mountain glacier. Melted ice flooded down, gathering dirt and rubble on its way.
According to Dr John Church of the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, "The oceans are continuing to warm and expand, the melting of mountain glacier has increased and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are also contributing to sea level rise."
As mountain glaciers shrink because of warming temperatures, the water supply of two billion people is at tremendous risk.
Similar dire projections have also been made to other regions with mountain glaciers similar to that of Europe, such as the Himalayas and the Hindi Kush.
Now it getting worse and is affecting national economies and peoples' lives as ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show the Earth's climate responding to greenhouse gas levels.
Numerous studies on the future behavior of alpine glaciers indicate that 50 to 90 percent of existing mountain glaciers could disappear by 2100 depending on the extent of future global warming.
"Without mountain glaciers, droughts will be worse for millions of water-stressed people living downstream."