More Glaciers Growing

Not by Fire but by Ice


Updated 17 September 06



More Glaciers Growing 
Due to "Global Warming"

11 Sep 06 - Some glaciers in Pakistan's Upper Indus River Basin
are growing, and a new study suggests that global warming is the
cause. ( Glaciers are melting? Blame global warming.
Glaciers are growing? Blame global warming.)

Although meteorological data for the past century show that winter
temperatures have been rising in parts of the Western Himalaya,
Karakoram, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, the region's winter
snowfall, which feeds the glaciers, has been increasing. And average
summer temperatures, which melt snow and glaciers, have been

"One of the surprising results we found was a downward trend in
summer temperatures," said David Archer, study co-author and a
hydrologist at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

The combination of reduced summer melt and more winter snowfall
could account for glacial growth, says Archer and colleagues in an
upcoming issue of the American Meteorological Society's Journal
of Climate.

See also Growing_Glaciers 





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