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With Unlucky Location, Greenland Ice Sheet Is Disappearing Quickly

Researchers at multiple universities and NASA have uncovered the rapid shrinking of an ice sheet in Greenland using technology from the space agency. This shrinking, they say, could add more than a meter to global sea levels if the ice sheet melts completely. Scientists on the project hail from the University of California, Irvine, University of Kansas and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The ice sheet of interest, called Zachariae Isstrom, has been studied for decades. Scientists at NASA have used highly sensitive radar sounding equipment, gravimeters and laser profiling systems mounted to airplanes to dissect its shifts.

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Flood Warning Systems

Chapter Overview: Flood Warning A Real-Time Solution Streamflow Measurements Typical Flood Warning System Monitoring Location Data Management Quality Assurance Recommended Equipment Why Monitoring Matters While some areas are more prone to flooding than others, the establishment of flood warning systems near any major waterway or body of water provides critical information that can protect property and save lives. Of course, the most effective flood warning methods extend beyond the installation of gages and telemetry equipment, and employ qualified staff and carefully designed procedures to provide the earliest warning about whether a flood should be expected, when it will occur, and how severe it will be.

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A Few Off-The-Wall Techniques For Late Fall Bass

Each year on Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and families and say what we are thankful for. Of course we also stuff our faces with food each fall. Bass are no different, as late fall is when they feed like no other time of year in anticipation of the upcoming winter. This time of year is one of the best times to get out on the water to catch big bass and, surprisingly, they can be very aggressive to lures many anglers overlook. The following are five techniques that I use to catch big late fall bass. Buzzbaits I remember watching a Bassmaster event on TV several years back and one of the tournament leaders was using a buzzbait and it was snowing! It was on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and that really opened my eyes to trying these baits when the water is cold.

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Photos: California's Mono Lake

In the past six months, there’s been a lot of news about California’s Mono Lake. From scene-setting travel pieces to more intense discussions about its changing water levels , the lake has gotten plenty of attention. As it should. For one thing, Mono Lake is just cool. A visit there makes anybody stop and wonder how such an otherworldly place can exist on Earth. This is backed up by rising columns of tufa from the lake’s waters, as well as a toothpaste-white layer of cruddy salt that lines its banks. Throw in pink brine shrimp in its shallow areas and the effects can be truly mesmerizing.

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