Glaciers Sizzle as They Disappear Into Warmer Water

Recent studies done in November in glacier ice have shown us a new was how we can track the effects of global warming and melting on our environment. When the glaciers melt they produce a sizzling noise which scientists use to measure the intensity and damage of the effect that global warming had on the glacier. It turns out that this noise is produced from bubbles which the glacier creates from the melting. Scientists measure the noise using underwater microphones and then use listen to the bubbles sound intensity which helps us to measure the melting rate of the glaciers. While it is not as emotionally impacting a an image or video, the sound recordings can be done from a safe distance and still help us to learn about global warming effect on our ecosystem.

-Ivan Robledo

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