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Rhône Glacier to melt away by 2100

Nov 06, 2008 / alpMedia
Scientists at the Écoles Polytechniques Fédérales de Lausanne/CH and Zurich/CH have used complex computer simulations to predict that the Rhône Glacier in the Canton of Valais/CH will have disappeared by 2100.
And depending on assumptions for future climate trends, this may happen even sooner. The new computer is said to enable much more accurate forecasts than previous estimates, which were more qualitative. Climate data and the Glacier's mass balance since 1874 were analysed for the simulation, with the results then projected into the future.
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