Watch a video of a glacier calving event at Helheim Glacier in Greenland, large enough to cover lower Manhattan to Midtown in New York City.
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In this week’s Roundup, read about a changing cryosphere on the Tibetan Plateau, Methane under Greenland’s ice sheet, and rockfall-induced GLOFs in Nepal.
New research found that subglacial meltwater discharge pumps nutrients and dissolved carbon up from the deep sea. This transfer process fuels microorganism blooms, helping ecosystems to flourish and locking more carbon in the ocean.
In this week’s Roundup, read about experts united for sustainable mountain development, a study on the Holocene history of Helheim Glacier, and the impact on disaster governance in Ladakh, India.
A new formula to calculate how glacier and ice flow may help to significantly improve sea-level rise predictions in the future. The paper, published in Science, proposes a new theory to challenge the Weertman formula to better explain why and how the glacier moves.
In this week’s roundup, read about glacial habitats of Alaskan Harbor seals, river invertebrate biodiversity, and Greenland’s freshwater budget.
Imagine if we had a crowd-sourced digital record of the damage climate change is causing to our planet. That’s the mission of Project Pressure, an UK-based organization dedicated to documenting and publicizing the world’s vanishing glaciers. With MELT, an open source digital atlas, Project Pressure hopes to give the public a new tool to visually […]
In northern Germany a small open-air art exhibition, Outdoors Installation, is showcasing the work of six photographers who capture the dramatic changes glacial ice has undergone in the last hundred years across the world. In alliance with the glacier focused charity, documentary and climate change advocacy group, Project Pressure, the diverse artists are working collectively […]
Arctic biocrust cyanobacterial communities “In the polar regions cyanobacteria are an important element of plant communities and represent the dominant group of primary producers. They commonly form thick highly diverse biological soil crusts that provide microhabitats for other organisms. Cyanobacteria are also producers of toxic secondary metabolites. The north-west coast of Spitsbergen, are able to […]
Talk of earthquakes likely calls to mind giant fissures opening up along the earth’s crust, the trembling of rock, buildings crumbling to their knees and, depending on your age and cast of mind, the love of Superman for Lois Lane. But it does not likely conjure up images of giant tongues of sliding ice or […]
On July 20, 2010, researchers from Swansea University in Wales were setting up equipment near Helheim Glacier in Greenland when they happened to witness a 4-kilometer crack in the ice forming that extended from one side to the other. Quickly, they set up a time-lapse camera to record one of the largest glacier calving events […]