by Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno

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May 4, 2012
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Geologist: Sierra growing at rapid rate

From the highest peak in the continental United States, Mount Whitney at 14,000 feet in elevation, to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno, shows the entire Sierra Nevada range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.

"The exciting thing is we can watch the range growing in real time," University of Nevada, Reno's Bill Hammond, lead researcher on the multi-year project to track the rising range, said. "Using data back to before 2000 we can see it with accuracy better than 1 millimeter per year. Perhaps …

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