UMaine mentioned in media reports of melting Alaskan glaciers
Newsweek, USA Today, EcoWatch, Xinhua News Agency and Eos: Earth and Space Science News reported on new research that found glaciers in a Alaska’s Denali National Park are melting faster than any time in the past 400 years — and summer temperatures are starting to climb. The research, which was published in the American Geophysical Union, was led by Dartmouth College. Researchers from the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, as well as the University of New Hampshire, were involved in the study. Scientists who tested the temperatures of ice cores from the summit of Mount Hunter revealed that summers are between 2.2 to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than they were during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, Newsweek reported. Due to the warmer climate, 60 times more snow is melting on Mount Hunter than it did during the summers 150 years ago, the article states.