Saturday, August 2, 2014

Video - Planetary Warming Causing Glaciers to Bleed



Climate change is melting glaciers and in the Antarctic, one such melting glacier has a reddish profusion that has earned it the name of "Blood Falls." This effect is caused by an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater. The iron-rich hypersaline water sporadically emerges from the tongue of the Taylor Glacier and flows onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica.

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