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1.5 million Swiss francs for cryospheric research in Central Asia

While glaciers are shrinking worldwide, those in the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia show less change. They and the other components of the cryosphere (snow and permafrost) are key unknowns for future…

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Increased warming of the permafrost in Switzerland

The warming trend of the last two decades in permafrost in the Swiss Alps continues and intensifies during the hydrological year 2019/2020. This is shown by more than 20 years of measurements within the…

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In Greenland, global warming is intensifying the runoff of meltwater towards the ocean

An international team of researchers, including Horst Machguth of the University of Fribourg, has shown that global warming promotes the formation and expansion of of ice slabs embedded within the arctic…

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