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This week from AGU: Undercutting glaciers, ocean research & five new research papers

American Geophysical Union

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Greenland's fjords are far deeper than previously thought, and glaciers will melt faster, researchers find West Greenland's fjords are vastly deeper than rudimentary models have shown and intruding ocean water can badly undercut glacier faces. A new study in Geophysical Research Letters explores how this process will raise sea levels faster than expected.

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After 44 years of coordinating the U.S. academic research fleet and facilities, the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) gears for the future.

New research papers

Riparian vegetation, Colorado River, and climate: five decades of spatio-temporal dynamics in the Grand Canyon with river regulation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Ionospheric acoustic and gravity waves associated with mid-latitude thunderstorms, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

Dynamics of glide avalanches and snow gliding, Reviews of Geophysics

An overview of recent (1988 to 2014) caldera unrest: knowledge and perspectives, Reviews of Geophysics

A Lagrangian drop model to study warm rain microphysical processes in shallow cumulus, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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