Navigation Links
Lake Superior in US Losing Ice Cover Fast, Signaling Global Warming

Lake Superior has been warming even faster than the climate around it since the late 1970s. Its ice cover could completely vanish by the winter of 2040//, according to a study by professors at the University of Minnesota Duluth. A popular tourist spot,it is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.

Summer surface temperatures on this famously cold lake have increased about 4.5 degrees since 1979, compared with about a 2.7-degree increase in the region's annual average air temperature, the researchers found. The lake's "summer season" is now beginning about two weeks earlier than it did 27 years ago.

"It's a remarkably rapid rate of change," Jay Austin, an assistant professor with the Minnesota Duluth.university's Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics, said. The study is based on data collected by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration buoys on the lake and on 102 years' worth of daily temperature readings at a hydroelectric plant near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Austin said a trend toward warmer winters would mean less winter ice cover. That would in turn lead to more solar radiation of the lake and continued warming.

The lake loses more water to evaporation in a winter without ice cover than it does during the summer. As a result water levels could drop sharply. In recent months, the lake's level has been lower than at any equivalent time since 1926.

Lake Superior freezes over completely about once every 20 years. If the current trends continue, it could be routinely ice-free by about 2040, the study found.

Presently it is the world's fourth-largest freshwater lake by volume.
MED/B
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance
2. Cortex Of Youth With Superior IQ Matures Fast
3. Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger
4. Micro vascular Disease Enabled with a Superior Test, Courtesy: Women’s Heart Progra
5. Novartis Drug Diovan Shows Superior Benefits
6. Losing that baby fat among women
7. Losing weight is beneficial for osteoarthritis for the knee
8. Leptin Hormone Plays Key Role In Losing Weight
9. Increased Risk Of Losing Sight In Obese People.
10. Women Who Take Pill - Risk Losing Their Sex Drive
11. Does Losing A Game Affect Men?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Lake Superior Losing Ice Cover Fast Signaling Global Warming

(Date:8/21/2014)... neuropathy is important for the successful treatment of ... Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China, led by ... index for nerve conduction studies in the early ... diabetes mellitus. Nerve conduction studies revealed that distal ... was slower, and sensory nerve action potential and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... at the University of Montreal, the regions of the ... we train our bodies, movements and, critically, they interact ... knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of ... subcortical regions are important in information consolidation, especially information ... is measured after a period of sleep, the brain ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Rebecca Tabbert, owner of Calimesa Fit Body ... enjoyed watching as more people turn away from the ... camp environment. It’s not only good for her business; ... ‘treadmill-dumbbells-elliptical’ routine just doesn’t work,” she says. “Numerous research ... and lifting those cute little dumbbells does very little ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... EB-5 Business & Investment Exploratory Delegation to southern China ... unique opportunity to explore the rapid growing cities of ... each delegate will have the rare opportunity to meet ... their project(s) during a short weeklong time frame. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Hunhu ... wellness solutions, announced today that it has entered into ... best practices, mobile technology and predictive analytics for recruiting, ... , According to Michael Emerson , co-founder ... for two patents on the technology used in what ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it! 2Health News:Calimesa Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Its Release of a New Video about the Fitness Boot Camp Experience 2Health News:Calimesa Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Its Release of a New Video about the Fitness Boot Camp Experience 3Health News:Artisan Business Group announces 2014 EB-5 Investment Trade Mission to China 2Health News:Hunhu Healthcare Enters into Licensing Agreement with Mayo Clinic 2
... than walking or running as kids age, researchers say , , ... many adolescents become less physically active and are more likely ... study finds. , Researchers asked secondary school students in Montreal ... and found that 94 percent of the students took part ...
... eating starts at home and that parents, dietary choices ... need rethinking, according to a study by researchers at ... examination of dietary intakes and patterns among U.S. families ... eating habits is weak. The results are published in ...
... Fla.--The combination of chemotherapies 5FU and oxaliplatin compared to ... cancer recurrence and promotes longer survival for patients under ... according to Mayo Clinic and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists ... of Clinical Oncology,s (ASCO) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. ...
... Symptoms Tracker Sheds Light on IBS Warning Signs; IBS ... To mark World Digestive Health Day, the American ... of this awareness day under the auspices of the ... two new interactive tools aimed at helping to provide ...
... Winner to be Recognized at Annual "Below the Belt" ... teamed up with the POISE(R) brand to recognize champions ... entries to the Passion Award sponsored by POISE(R).The Passion ... a pelvic floor champion. The survivor is a woman ...
... and groups across the country and around the globe are ... period. The purpose of Men,s Health Month is to ... detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The ... the week ending on Father,s Day, a special awareness period ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise 2Health News:New study indicates that parents' influence on children's eating habits is small 2Health News:Chemotherapy combination outcomes differ for aged, younger colon cancer patients 2Health News:Chemotherapy combination outcomes differ for aged, younger colon cancer patients 3Health News:New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief 2Health News:New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief 3Health News:New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief 4Health News:Women's Health Foundation, POISE(R) Brand Look for Passionate Women's Health Advocates 2Health News:Women's Health Foundation, POISE(R) Brand Look for Passionate Women's Health Advocates 3Health News:Join Men's Health Network in Celebration of Men's Health Month 2Health News:Join Men's Health Network in Celebration of Men's Health Month 3
(Date:8/21/2014)...  The board of directors of VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... trial imaging solutions, today announced that James Groff ... immediately.  Mr. Groff has held the role of acting ... in January 2006 as an accounting manager and was ... the board of VirtualScopics asked Jim to assume the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  SI-BONE, Inc. ( San Jose, ... the use of the iFuse Implant System, ® ... of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that Priority Health ... its Lumbar Fusion Medical Policy No. 91590-R4 providing positive ... policy states that the fusion procedure, which employs the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014  The National Association of Drug Diversion ... by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in ... Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE sales and ... and make arrests. Data released by NPLEx shows ... blocked the sale of more than 23,478 boxes of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 4SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 3Kentucky's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2
... 2011 As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ... the next ten years, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association ... committee opportunities to leverage greater use of pharmacy benefit management ... costs over that same time period. "Everyone in ...
... Aug. 31, 2011 LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB: ... supplement, announced today that Douglas C. Robinson, the Company,s ... the Company,s Chief Science Officer, will be presenting at ... be held on September 11-13, 2011, at the Waldorf ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PCMA Outlines $100 Billion in Prescription Drug Savings for Deficit Reduction Committee 2PCMA Outlines $100 Billion in Prescription Drug Savings for Deficit Reduction Committee 3LifeVantage to Present at Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: