Roundup: Glaciovolcanic Mars, Columbia Retreat, Students Lured with Cash

More Evidence to Prove Existence of Ice-Volcanoes on Mars

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“We conclude that glaciovolcanic landforms are abundant in the Arsia Mons fan-shaped deposit. These include landforms interpreted as subglacial pillow sheets larger than any known on Earth.”

Read more in Icarus.


Columbia Glacier is Rapidly Retreating: Find out Why

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“Since the 1980s, Columbia Glacier has lost about half of its thickness, according to NASA. Between then and now, there were years with particularly rapid shedding of ice chunks, creating a “mélange” of floating icebergs that rafted together, as the NASA time-lapse images show.”

Read more here.


$400 per Month to Study Glaciers? Sounds like a good deal!

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“A student pursuing a doctorate in glaciology makes 47,000 Swiss francs ($49,000) a year in Switzerland, C$20,500 ($18,000) in Canada and about $14,000 in the U.S.”

Read more in Bloomberg.


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