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  • Caption Comment: Wood and Smith state that "the glacier flows in a NE direction for ~10 km through a steep-walled valley…Over the last century the Saskatchewan Glacier has experienced significant downwasting and frontal retreat."

    Stumped in Alberta « Climate Audit

  • He attempted to reconcile the downwasting with this layer still being extant by hypothesizing a large precipitation event in the early 1960s.

    New Kilimanjaro Data « Climate Audit

  • Thompson has reported massive 20th century downwasting of the Kilimanjaro glacier – this seems unarguable.

    New Kilimanjaro Data « Climate Audit

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  • Agreed--you put your finger on why it sounds odd to me.

    November 15, 2008

  • This sounds so Germanic. Like saying "the sideways-leaning plank", though it's not incorrect in English, it sounds slightly peculiar.

    November 15, 2008

  • The thinning of a glacier resulting from melting ice. It can occur in both moving and stagnant ice.

    November 15, 2008