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Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 12 (2010–2011)

We would like to inform you that the Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 12 (2010–2011) is now available from the website of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS):

Public Release of NASA MEaSUREs Collections

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center has announced the public release of the data products of two NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use In Research Environments (MEaSUREs) projects: the NASA Web Enabled Landsat Data collection and the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission V3.0 collection. Full product descriptions for both datasets can be found through the following URL:

The Rise of Open Access

The following cartoon by (xkcd.com's) Randall Munrow was published in the 4 October 2013 edition of Science (Vol. 342, no. 6154, pp. 58–59; DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6154.58) and highlights that open access reached a tipping point in 2011, when more than half of new research became available freely online: