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Glacial Lake Volume Has Surged by 50 Percent in Just 30 Years, Scientists Warn – ScienceAlert

The volume of lakes formed as glaciers worldwide melt due to climate change had jumped by 50 percent in 30 years, according to new study based on satellite data.

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The volume of lakes formed as glaciers worldwide melt due to climate change had jumped by 50 percent in 30 years, according to new study based on satellite data.
“We have known that not all meltwater is making it into the oceans immediately,” lead author Dan Shugar, a geomorphologist and associate professor at the University of Calgary, said in a statement.
“But until now there were no data to estimate how much was being stored in lakes or groundwater.”
The findings, published Monday in Natur…

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