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This week from AGU: Ice cave collapse, learning geoscience and 4 new research papers

American Geophysical Union

From a Glacier's Perspective

Big Four glacier & ice caves, WA: a short future?
Early summer melting led to the collapse of Washington ice caves, the death of one person, and the injury of five others. Mauri Pelto asks questions about the future of Washington's Big Four glacier on his blog From a Glacier's Perspective.

Learning geoscience by doing geoscience
A pilot project helps teachers bring scientific practice into the classroom.

New research papers

Response of the Amazon carbon balance to the 2010 drought derived with CarbonTracker South America, Global Biogeochemical Cycles

CO2 outgassing from the Yellow River network and its implications for riverine carbon cycle, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Use of a forest sapwood area index to explain long-term variability in mean annual evapotranspiration and streamflow in moist eucalypt forests, Water Resources Research

Tamarix transpiration along a semiarid river has negligible impact on water resources, Water Resources Research


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