Skip to comments.Alaska's Hubbard Glacier is advancing at the rate of seven feet per day!
Posted on 05/12/2009 1:13:57 AM PDT by neverdem
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...I would have thought such rapid terminal advancement as this would be evidence of the Glacier melting...moving rapidly over meltwater.
Someone tell Sarah. She needs to ditch her McCainsian beleif in global warming ASAP
Gotta love the Gore-bull Warming, huh?
Does Manbearpig know about this? How bout yer Bammy?
You may be right. The science may mean this glacier is in fact melting and suffering from global warming. And the glaciers that are retreating? The science may mean that those glaciers are the ones suffering from global warming. The real problem is that today's "scientists" are like todays journalists, too lazy to support their default conclusions:
Hurricane in Louisiana? Bush's fault.
Increase or decrease in rainfall, snowfall, temperature? Global warming.
I'd like to see real analysis, but it's not going to come from the current generation of professionals in those fields. Your explanation could be true, as could a softening of the glacier's core that changes the viscosity or whatever they call the glacial equivalent, but scientists are supposed to need evidence, and they no longer bother.
Goodness, the people in Yakutat Ak must be concerned about it being so warm there. Gotta get Algore to come up and bring his swim trunks before that extra new layer of ice melts too fast and floods the town. Global warming, y’know. yuck,yuck, yuck.
No, not Bush’s fault. Karl Rove has the hurricane control machine.
I think glaciers move more quickly over meltwater. This increase in flow might be because it is melting.
Look under Reports (http://www.glacierresearch.com/) at the slide presentation titled:
Monitoring Tidewater Terminus Dynamics Using Laser Ranging and Fixed Photography: Hubbard Glacier, Southeast Alaska
It definitely refers to ice accumulation in the glacier. It is not global warming that is causing the glacier to flow faster. It is ice accumulation.
No. See my post at #10.
1. The first step in the scientific method is to ask a question that you will do the experiment to solve.
2. The next step is to gather information, which you will use to make the hypothesis that Global Warming is the cause of the problem. You predict what you have already observed and attribute this effect to global climate change.
3. Next, you do the experiment, organize data to support your conclusion, etc.
4. After that, you state your conclusion, in which you answer your question and confirm that your hypothesis is correct - Global Warming is the problem.
5. Lastly, you report the results so that other people may admire your results as well as get the knowledge that you created before doing the experiment.
Maybe it will be big enough for Al Gore's 100 foot long houseboat.
What exactly are HER beliefs?
He keeps it in his coat pocket, and you just know what he is doing when he reaches in there - he's destroying some other town with glacial meltwater. There is simply no limit to the man's perfidy.
QUICK! Sell more SUVs! We need to warm the planet to save Yakutat! Worrying about Tulavu drowning under rising oceans is so '00s. We need to warm the plane to stop glaciers from overrunning native villages. Direct Action NOW!
From my understanding, I suggest it is the overall weight of the glacier that causes it to melt at the earth surface, hence it will move depending on the slope that it is resting on....I suspect this is nothing new....
Bingo!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!
At the research site - go to the Real Time Data
Set the number of days to display to 1100 or so
you’ll see a repeating wave. Advances then recedes annually.
Nothing different going on here - move along.
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