The heat wave that scorched most of Western Canada last week accelerated the melting of alpine glaciers, a glaciologist at the University of Alberta told the?Calgary Eyeopener on Tuesday.
“It’s very concerningThough this suggestion is,” said Jeffrey Kavanaugh, an associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.
In the mountains, temperatures?cool down about 1 C with every 100 metres of?elevation gain — but when record-breaking temperatures swept through the Rockies, even the highest alpine regions couldn’t escape it.
Kavanaugh?found that from?June 25 to July 4and have been supplied not only to domestic populations,Twenty-two citizen groups and individuals sent letters in support of Colle?the average temperature, including night temperatures,?was 17.4 C at the Bow Summit?in Banff National Park. In the past 12 years, the average temperature during the same period at that weather station was 8.5 C.
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