The Rhone Glacier - Ice on the land

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The Rhone Glacier - Ice on the land

Retreat of the Rhone glacier in the swiss alps

Evidence - various sources

  • pictures- look at 2 pictures from different times and compare (size+position) the retreat of glacier
  • monitoring data- length of glacier since certain time on graph e.g. 1879 to now
  • amount of meltwater- as G retreats, more meltwater, lake in front of G, increases size,melting more rapidly


  • global warming, inc average global temp of 0.9 oC last 150 yrs
  • global warming, at Rhone glacier, weatherstation recorded inc 1.8oC, 1937-2005, no coatsline switzerland= no cooling effect
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