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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 02:42 PM

McGill database will help climate-change experts track world's lakes

When it comes to lake water, some McGill University geographers are in deep.

They spent the past three years calculating the most precise estimates yet for the amount of water contained in the world’s 1.42 million lakes.

And ecologists, climate-change experts and other scientists are about to reap the benefits of their research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Communications.

Most lakes have been mapped but “one thing that was completely missing was the volume of lake water,” said senior author Bernhard Lehner, an associate professor in McGill’s geography department.

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Judi Lynn Dec 2016 #1

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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 06:28 PM

1. It's good to learn someone is keeping a close eye on this.

I had assumed all is lost when reports started coming that not only were glaciers in South America disappearing, but Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia is rapidly dropping.

Seeing in your article that there are actually some lakes growing was interesting, although I think it's a given the thawed water from formerly frigid zones have something to do with that.

Thank you.

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