On February 2, 1962, Humble Oil & Refining Company published an advertisement in LIFE magazine that read: EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!
In this week’s Video of the Week a robot oceanographer takes us 700 meters under the ice to the grounding zone of Thwaites Glacier––the slipping cork of ice keeping the West Antarctic Ice Sheet intact.
Roundup: Himalaya Pollutants, Patagonia Food Web Study, and Snowfall Variability Dictates Glacier Mass Balance3 February 2020, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, read about how emissions from the activities of humankind are concentrating on Himalayan glaciers, a food web study on glacier and non-glacier fjords in Patagonia, and how Himalaya-Karakoram glacier mass depends on snowfall variability.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a new book on Icelandic glaciers by photographer Chris Burkard and writer Matt McDonald, how two species of Arctic seabirds are adapting, and the first video of ice stream formation.
Roundup: The Hydropower Potential In Glacier Retreat, A Glacier Children’s Book, and How Glaciers Affect Kyrgyz Pasture Selection20 January 2020, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, read about the hydropower potential in glacier-free basins, a new children’s book featuring the life of a glacial erratic, and how glaciers figure in to Kyrgyz pasture selection.
Roundup: Iceland Tourism Unconcerned by Warming, The World’s Water Towers, Alpinism Recognized by UNESCO13 January 2020, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, read about a study that found Iceland’s glacier tour operators are unconcerned with climate change, a major study on the world’s water towers, and UNESCO recognizes alpinism as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
An examination of Landsat and Sentinel imagery from 2001-2019 shows glacier retreat of outlet glaciers on the Cook Ice Cap––and an expanding lakes district.
Roundup: Global Glacier Monitoring, Tourism and Public Management in Kenai Fjords, and the Development of an Austrian Glacier9 December 2019, by GlacierHub
In this week’s roundup read about a new study analyzing strengths and weaknesses of glacier monitoring systems, a study on tourism and public management at Kenai Fjords, and the development of a glacier at an Austrian ski resort.
This week’s Video of the Week features a short clip of researchers installing an automatic weather station on Yala Glacier in Nepal.
The World Meteorological Organization convened a three-day summit to identify priority actions to support more sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in high-mountain areas and downstream.