A Cold Look at Planet Earth: Learning from the World's Frozen Places Print E-mail
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Featured by USGS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Interested in learning more about how glaciers can help us understand major aspects of global environmental change? The recently published State of the Earth’s Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century summarizes past and present-day changes in the Earth’s cryosphere (the whole of its frozen water) and describes the ongoing and potential effects of those changes.

Extensively illustrated in print and connected to a companion online image gallery, this volume supplies a synthesis for 10 other geographically-based volumes in the 11-volume Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World.