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Archive for August, 2011

Japan Tsunami caused huge icebergs to break away from Antarctica

The tsunami caused by earthquake in Japan in March 11 have caused the ice shelf in Antarctica to break free and form huge icebergs some 13,000 Kilometers away from Japan. The European Space Agency (ESA) has released satellite imageries showing the formation of huge iceberg and their drifting off from the Sulzberger ice shelf into […]

Two glaciers in Nepal to disappear

Analysis of two glaciers in Nepal, for the past 10 years, have revealed that they are shrinking in an alarming rate. According to a research conducted by researchers from Japan’s Nagoya University, the Yala glacier of Langtang Himal and the AX010 glacier of Shorong Himal have shrunk annually by 0. 8 meters and 0.81 meters […]

Climate scientist: optimistic on Ice-free Arctic

US Climate scientist has told that the Arctic will be practically ice-free during the summer within thirty years. By the rate the ice cover is decreasing, the estimate looks highly possible. The climate change in that time can bring some good as well as bad changes in the earth. While talking with CNN, Mark Serreze, […]

Joachim Schwarz

Dr. Joachim Schwarz was awarded the POAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Award at the POAC 2011 conference in Montreal, Canada. 1962 – Graduation as Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering – Technical University Hannover 1970 – Dr.-Ing. on “Ice Forces on Piles” 1971 to 1974 – a Visiting Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic […]

Record low Arctic ice cover in July

The average Arctic ice cover of about 7.92 million square kilometers (3.06 million square miles), during the month of July, is the new record in lowest Arctic ice cover for the month.  (clicking on the image on the left takes to the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s original image). The according to a report […]

Arctic scientist’s suspension from job questioned

Charles Monnet, a wildlife researcher with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, (BOEMRE), is "suspended from his job for mysterious reasons" on July 18. He received his official letter on August 1st asking Monnet to meet government investigators on August 9. Guardian reports that he will be asked about his compliance […]

Conferences related to Ice, Arctic, Polar region, river and sea ice

These are some of the ice related conferences held in regular intervals. POAC (poac.com) POAC stands for the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. Held every two years, the conference addresses issues related to coastal and offshore engineering in ice-covered waters. POAC started in 1971 in Trondheim, Norway. The last POAC […]

Annual APWA Western Snow and Ice Conference, Sept. 27 – 30, 2011

The 31st Annual APWA Western Snow and Ice Conference and National Snow Roadeo will be at the Holiday Inn, Estes Park, CO in 2011. The annual conference consist of educational sessions and tips for the snow operations effectively and efficiently. Schedules: Tuesday, September 27 – Exhibitor move-in and registration, 1pm- 5pm Wednesday, September 28– Friday, […]

Few links on ice studies

Scientist to embark on traverse down spine of ice sheet Liz Morris, 65, was about to undertake a demanding, monthlong traverse down the 3,050-meter-high spine of the vast Greenland ice sheet — with a single assistant, John Sweeny, two heavy-duty Ski-Doos and three wooden sleds piled with supplies and scientific gear…. Read more in CTV […]