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By Shiro Kohshima, Yoshitaka Yoshimura, Nozomu Takeuchi (auth.), Gino Casassa, Francisco V. Sepúlveda, Rolf M. Sinclair (eds.)

ISBN-10: 146135174X

ISBN-13: 9781461351740

ISBN-10: 146150645X

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The majesty of the icefields is past description. He who has been lucky to be there as soon as, is still sure without end. To a theoretical physicist engaged on black holes the icefields produce a well-recognized vertigo, the instinctive simple task of being faced with anything so uncomplicated and wonderfully severe that it has to be of value. The assembly whose lawsuits are contained during this quantity was once performed onboard of a vessel that went to the icefields, and the contributors might actually set foot on them. It was once anticipated that, in case you had now not been there prior to, this might represent a ritual of initiation. And so it did. consequently we love to consult the assembly as an excursion simply because, even though it didn't have the difficulty, it had the spirit. After this foundational excursion there were others, this time either with spirit and trouble, one from Chile and one from Argentina. for the time being of this writing, a fourth, full-fledged airborne day trip to the icefields is set to leave from Valdivia. the various humans of many countries who have been on board of the Aquiles will participate in it. we glance ahead to its effects, and to an ongoing interesting clinical experience. Claudio Teitelboim Director, Centro de Estudios Cientfficos Valdivia, September 2001 v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This quantity is the results of the trouble and generosity of many of us and institutions.

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1996). It has become possible to use DNA analysis to shed light on the possibility of retrieving viable microorganisms from fossil glacier ice. We contend that if a certain type of cell survived prolonged freezing as it is claimed, it would be possible to find the remains of cells of the same type, which did not survive such conditions. In other words, each living cell should be accompanied by a relatively large number of mummified cells. A. J. HANSEN AND E. WILLERSLEV 24 Thus, we may propose an experimental investigation to study whether DNA from variable microorganisms cultured from a given ice-core sample, match some of the DNA retrieved in a separate laboratory from the same samples.

Casilla 1469, Valdivia. Chile; 3 Universidad de Magallanes. Casilla 1l3-D. Punta Arenas. Chile; 4 Departamento de Geografia, Universidad de Chile, Marcoleta 250, Santiago. cl The Patagonian Icefields: A Unique Natural Laboratory for Environmental and Climate Change Studies. Edited by Gino Casassa et al.. Kluwer Academic /Plenum Publishers. 2002. 29 30 J. F. CARRASCO glaciers that drain from the icefield are of a temperate type with large ablation rates and high flow velocities (Warren and Sugden, 1993).

Actually, the warming is significant until 1985 and afterwards no change is observed at all. Figure 7 extends back the series until 1958 using the reanalysis data. 98 °C since 1958, with a significant increase until the mid-1970's and then a slight increase until 1985. This trend is also seen in Figure 6. a -0,5

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