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Glacier Evolution in a Changing World

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Glacier Evolution in a Changing World
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Publisher: InTech
ISBN-13: 9789535135449
Number of pages: 184

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Glaciers have always played an important role in human history, and currently, they are carefully observed as climate change sentinels. Glacier melt rate is increasing, and its mass balance is continuously negative. This issue deserves accurate and in-depth studies in order to, adequately, monitor its state. This circumstance in fact endangers the water supply, affecting human settlements but also creating new environments allowing the colonization by pioneer communities and the formation of new landscapes.

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