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  • Roundup: Glacier Shrinkage, Inventory and Reconstruction

    Glacier Shrinkage affecting water supply, glacier inventory in the Chilean Andes, and glacier reconstruction.

  • Photo Friday: Walk the Widest Glacier in the Himalayas

    This Photo Friday, take a hike through images across Ngozumpa glacier in Nepal, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

  • New Research Center Advances Glacier Agenda In Peru 

    A new agreement in Peru between a glacier research institute, INAIGEM, and a regional university, UNSAAC, was signed on August 7. It establishes a major new glacier research center in Cusco to serve southern Peru.

  • Great Biodiversity of Puyuhuapi Fjord

    New research reveals the great biodiversity of the Puyuhuapi Fjord in Chile. The team discovered over 1,600 species and identified trends in their distributions but also notes that the biodiversity is currently threatened by salmon farming.

  • Aging Ice-Cored Moraines in the Canadian Arctic

    A new paper looks at assigning ages to some of the oldest moraines from the last glaciation in the Canadian Arctic. These ice-cored moraines, named because they are moraines with remnants of glacial ice, are notoriously difficult to study because there are many factors that influence how accurately they can be dated.

  • Roundup: Meltwater Buffering, Glacier National Park, and River Variability

    Glacial meltwater in the Pamir’s, shrinking glaciers in Glacier National Park, and interannual variability in river runoff in British Columbia in this week’s roundup.

  • Photo Friday: New Polynya in East Antarctica

    A new polynya has formed in the ice to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. This ice is primarily sea ice, but also contains icebergs which have calved from the peripheral glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Disappearing Ice and Invisible People

    Repeat photography, a method that compares historical and recent photographs to find changes within a landscape, fails to provide a complete perspective of glacier retreat as it doesn’t capture the societal context, culture, and stories of the local people.

  • Tibetan Glacier Reveals History of Pollution

    Researchers have found an overall increasing trend in the levels of trace elements within a Tibetan ice core from 1497-1992. But what explains the increase of these trace elements in Tibetan glaciers? Was it due to natural or anthropogenic causes?

  • Retreating Glaciers and Advancing Scientists Converge for UNESCO Meeting

    The glaciers of the Andes are retreating and researchers are taking notice. Participants of UNESCO’s Impact of the Glacial Retreat in the Andes: International Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies project met in Mendoza, Argentina, from August 23-25, to address challenges of glacial retreat in the Andes.  The meeting took place at the IANIGLA Institute (The…