Roundup: New Museums, Ice Quakes, and Ice Caves

Glaciarium – A New Museum Dedicated to Patagonian Glaciers Opens in Argentina

Arial photo of a large rectangular glacier jagged
Photo of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, El Calafate, Argentina by Frank Kehren via Flicker

“Designed as an environment that promotes knowledge and awakens the senses, Glaciarium seeks to emotionally move the visitor through noble visual and narrative resources . . .” Read More, here.


Calving Glaciers causing “Ice Quakes”

Image of ice falling of a larger glacier into a pool of water
Photo of a small amount of calving on Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska by Mark Byzewski via Flicker.

Analysts at the Alaska Earthquake Center discovered that calving glaciers cam cause seismic readings of earthquakes. Read more, here.


New International Workshop on Ice Caves published by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute

An image of the silhouette of a man in front of the opening to an ice cave
Under the Glacier by Alison Tomlin via Flicker

“International experts discuss ongoing research efforts and promote global cooperation in ice cave science and management. The 97-page proceedings of the 6th IWIC contain 20 high quality papers and abstracts that cover ice caves and glacier caves eight countries, three continents, and some extraterrestrial bodies. Topics include modeling, measuring, and monitoring of ice and glacier cave processes, microclimates, and cave ice, as well as the effects of climate change.” Read the report here.


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