High temperatures facilitate the melting of glaciers – Universo – UV News System

  • Kenji Yoshikawa, a researcher at the University of Alaska, said a similar situation is happening in the Mexican mountains. Fairbanks
  • He presented a conference within the framework of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Center for Ultraviolet Earth Sciences

Kenji Yoshikawa, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave a lecture on mountain permafrost and periglacial processes in the ultraviolet

José Luis Cotolink Soto

Photos: Claudia Peralta Vasquez and José Rogero Hernandez Times

06/21/2024, Xalapa, Release- High temperatures recorded in recent years, Due to climate change, they contribute greatly to the melting of glaciers, said Kenji Yoshikawa of the Center for Water and Environmental Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the United States.

The specialist presented the virtual conference “Minimum Permafrost and Oceanic Mountain Processes”, within the framework of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Center for Geosciences (CCT) of the University of Veracruzana (UV), which was also part of the cycle of conferences “Dissemination of Science and Universal Access to Knowledge “.

High temperatures contribute significantly to the melting of glaciers

He stated that warming permafrost has the potential to amplify global climate change, as permafrost loses this state through the release of soil organic carbon; However, he noted that a consistent global assessment of permafrost temperature change has not yet been prepared.

He also stated that, apart from the global temperature, something similar to what happens in other parts of the planet is also happening in the Mexican mountains, where four of its main places are not excluded: Setlaltepetl (Pico de Orizaba), Popocatepetl, Iztacihuatl and Nevado de. Toluca.

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Kenji Yoshikawa explained that permafrost is the layer of soil that always remains frozen (not covered by ice or snow) and is located in extremely cold or semi-glacial areas; He said that 10% of the Earth is covered by glaciers, and in geological times it reached 30%.

Kenji Yoshikawa explained the effects of climate change in the mountains of Latin America

These large, thick masses of ice accumulate more than 75% of the world’s fresh water and are a product of climate, constantly exchanging their mass with other parts of the hydrological system; In addition, they grow with the addition of snow and other types of ice.

In addition to CCT, the academic body (CA) Volcanology and Seismology and Society participated in organizing the lecture; the Veracruz Earthquake and Volcanology Observatory; Coordination of university observatories; Climate Change Studies Program, College of Electronic Devices.

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Tags: Center for Earth Sciences (CCT), Center for Environmental and Water Research, Setlaltepetl (Pico de Orizaba), Claudia Peralta Vasquez, University Coordination of Observatories, Faculty of Electronic Instruments, Iztasihuatl, José Luis Cotolink Soto, José Rogéro Hernández Times, Mountains, Nevado de Toluca , Veracruz Earthquake and Volcanology Observatory, Popocatepetl, Program for Climate Change Studies (PECCUV), University of Alaska Fairbanks

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