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NASA Helheim Fjord on GlacierHub

Video of the Week: Massive Calving Event at Helheim Glacier

January 9th, 2019 by

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.

Roundup: Tibet’s Cryosphere, Methane Release, and Rockfall-induced GLOFs

January 21st, 2019 by

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.

Subglacial Meltwater Boosts Greenland Ecosystems and Locks Carbon

August 7th, 2018 by

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.

New Iceberg formed from Glacier Calving event in Greenland

Video of the Week: New Iceberg in Greenland

July 25th, 2018 by

A video shows the recent calving event of the Helmein Glacier in East Greenland, resulting in the birth of a new iceberg.

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Roundup: Sustainable Development, Recovering Glaciers, and Disaster Governance

July 23rd, 2018 by

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 Discovery: Why and How Glaciers Flow?

June 26th, 2018 by

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.

Roundup: Harbor Seals, River Communities and Iceberg Melt

January 8th, 2018 by

In this week’s roundup, read about glacial habitats of Alaskan Harbor seals, river invertebrate biodiversity, and Greenland’s freshwater budget.

Photo Friday: Crowd-Sourced Images of Glacier Retreat

January 20th, 2017 by

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 […]

Melting Glaciers Through the Artist’s Lens

August 3rd, 2016 by

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 […]

Roundup: Cyanobacteria, Glacier Calving and Glacier Fluctuations

May 25th, 2015 by

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 […]

Earthquakes Rattling Glaciers, Boosting Sea Level Rise

January 30th, 2015 by

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 […]

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When a glacier has hundreds of bundles of (icy) joy

August 7th, 2014 by

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 […]