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Earth’s cryosphere is vital for everyone – Phys.org

Everything on our planet—the land, the water, the air, people—is connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call…

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Everything on our planetthe land, the water, the air, peopleis connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call the Earth system.
One of the key components of that huge system is the cryosphere, or all of Earth’s frozen water. This important “sphere” includes frozen soils in Alaska, the snow on top of the Himalayas, as well as all the ice in the polar regions.
Nowhere is the role of the cryosphere as evident as it is at high latitudes, where the Greenland…

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