Roundup: Glacial Drone Photography, Art, and Inventories

New Randolph Glacier Inventory 5.0

Image of the most recent cover of the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space initiative (GLIMS) publication from their website.

This newest global inventory of glacier outlines was motivated by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and supplements the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space initiative (GLIMS). “GLIMS’ mission is to establish a global inventory of ice that will provide the community with data for later comparison.” Their website says that, “Monitoring glaciers across the globe and understanding not only the cause of those changes, but the effects, will lead us to a greater understanding of global change and its causes.”

Check it out, here.

Drone Glacier Photography

An portrait image of David Kaszlikowski holding a small quadcopter drone.
Image of David Kaszlikowski’s with his camera drone from his Facebook page.

David Kaszlikowski has been using his drone to captur stunning images of glaciers from above. He recently unveiled a new photo documentary titled K2 Touching the Sky. The documentary captures the experience of the children of alpinists who died on K2 in the Karakorum Mountains, when they return to the ice. Check it out below:

The Intersection of Art and Glacial Retreat

Jerilynn “M” Jackson gives five examples of a glacier-ruins narrative, which she describes as “a narrative about glaciers that tends to overlook the existing state of a glacier and/or glacier systems and speaks instead to imagined states of loss.” Check out the whole article, here.

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