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Mr Rory Burford

Mr Rory Burford

Mr Rory Burford

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University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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PhD in Physical Geography

The high mountains of central Asia (collectively known as the “Third Pole Region”) are home to more than 60,000 glaciers and around 9,500 km³ of ice. These frozen reservoirs contain more than 1000 times as much freshwater as Loch Ness and supply all ten of Asia’s great rivers – reaching more than a quarter of the world’s population. At certain times of year, glacial melt is known to be a dominant input into these rivers: it can account for as much as 70% of the summertime flow of the Ganga. However, very little is known about the chemistry of this meltwater input or ...

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