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A glacial region in Norway  (Source: NRK)
Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere.

After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The actual magnitude of the growth, which appears to have begun over the last two years, has not yet been quantified, says NVE Senior Engineer Hallgeir Elvehøy.

The flow rate of many glaciers has also declined. Glacier flow ultimately acts to reduce accumulation, as the ice moves to lower, warmer elevations.

The original trend had been fairly rapid decline since the year 2000.  

The developments were originally reported by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

DailyTech has previously reported on the growth in Alaskan glaciers, reversing a 250-year trend of loss. Some glaciers in Canada, California, and New Zealand are also growing, as the result of both colder temperatures and increased snowfall.

Ed Josberger, a glaciologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says the growth is "a bit of an anomaly", but not to be unexpected.

Despite the recent growth, most glaciers in the nation are still smaller than they were in 1982. However, Elvehøy says that the glaciers were even smaller during the 'Medieval Warm Period' of the Viking Era, prior to around the year 1350.

Not all Norwegian glaciers appear to be affected, most notably those in the Jotenheimen region of Southern Norway.



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Incorrect data
By frag999 on 11/28/2008 1:16:40 AM , Rating: 5
I am sorry, but it is impossible for glaciers to be getting larger with the earth's hockey-sticking temperature trend. I gotta run, my Prius is double parked, later.




RE: Incorrect data
By Nighteye2 on 11/28/2008 4:49:05 AM , Rating: 3
The increase is not evenly divided across the earth. Norway, for example, has influence from a warm ocean current that may stop if global warming persists. If it stops, local temperatures in regions like Norway may drop.


RE: Incorrect data
By bkslopper on 11/28/2008 7:45:22 AM , Rating: 3
How does one double park such a small car?


RE: Incorrect data
By phxfreddy on 11/28/2008 10:25:38 AM , Rating: 3
One gets quite the mental image of these global warming believers. They are dutiful little children spouting back by rote what their mommy and daddy tell them.

...yes my mommy told me that we are hurting the earth. She told me that we are naughty and must be punished.

Meanwhile the father is estranged in our woman dominated culture and the children no longer listen to the logical parent. They are told not to listen to the evil man who knows how to spot the con. And thus our socialist hopey changey United States is drug further down the road of liardom to the socialist utopia where the left gets to dictate how you live. What is utopian about that? To the left it is perfection.


RE: Incorrect data
By Avitar on 12/1/2008 5:12:46 PM , Rating: 2
Do you think it would help to require learning to play chess in grade school? Or would it improve the authority of educated men if there was a geeky nerd tax on Hollywood films and television shows?

The movies and TV did not start out with every logical man a sexless idiot. That came only after the New York networks started making their own shows and selling off sponsorship in thirty second bites.


RE: Incorrect data
By JonnyDough on 11/29/2008 12:37:00 AM , Rating: 1
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=how to double park a small car

Wow. That IS fun!


RE: Incorrect data
By JonnyDough on 11/29/2008 12:38:54 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Incorrect data
By JonnyDough on 12/1/2008 4:48:31 AM , Rating: 2
I got rated down to 1 for saying I suck? Woohoo! Someone doesn't think I suck!


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