Sound of melting glaciers can reveal shrinkage rate

May 19, 2018, 3:16 AM EDT
(Source: Kimberly Vardeman/flickr)
(Source: Kimberly Vardeman/flickr)

A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters claims that the sound of melting glaciers can be helpful in measuring the speed of shrinkage, particularly in untraceable areas and below the water surface.

On one hand, the study paves the way for a more refined understanding of the relationship between melting sound and water temperature and on the other it reveals a dominant nature of human population that drives global warming eventually molding the landscapes, notes Earther.

A better monitoring and accurate quantification of the rate of glacier melt would help scientists to estimate the effects of sea level rise, writes Daily Post.

 

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