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New study show why Karakoram glaciers aren't melting despite global warming

Oct 14, 2014    

New York Even as the climate continues to grow warmer and melt glaciers around the world, the stable glaciers of the Himalaya's Karakoram region, a picturesque chain of snowy peaks spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China, has long been a mystery. Not any longer though."It has been a source of controversy that these glaciers have not been changing while other glaciers in the world have," said Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher at the Princeton University.These glaciers have exhibited mass stability or even expansion in the Karakoram region contrasting with the gla...

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