Glaciers Current Affairs, GK & News

Earth Axis Shift increases

A recent study conducted by the American Geophysical Union has found that the melting glaciers have been increasing the shift of earth axis. What is Earth Axis Shift? The rotational axis of the earth is the axis around which it rotates as it revolves around the sun. The axis virtually is a line connecting the ..

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Melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier “Doomsday Glacier”

The researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites Glacier to make observations. According to the researchers, the melting of the glacier is worse than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier is also called “Doomsday Glacier”. It has been a cause of concern for a long time ..

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Tsar Icicle

The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia. What is Tsar Icicle? The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle. The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes. Of these twenty-nine are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. ..

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Regional Climate Centre for Himalayas

India is to establish a regional climate centre in the Himalayan mountain region. The centre will provide weather related services to India and also to its neighbours. Similar centre is being built by China on its side of the Himalayas. About the Centre The hilly terrain of India includes the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, the ..

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Melting of glaciers in Sikkim

Scientists in Dehradun recently highlighted that the glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a faster rate than in rest of Himalayas. The Study The scientists at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun studied 23 glaciers in Sikkim. They studied the effect of climate change on these glaciers during the period of 1991 to 2015. ..

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