Video of the Week: Icefall at Alaska’s Portage Glacier

20 May 2020, by

In this week’s Video of the Week, a spectacular calving event at Alaska’s Portage Glacier creates dangerous waves beneath the iced-over glacial lake, threatening hikers with sub-ice waves that ripple and buckle the surface.

Video of the Week: Measuring Mass Balance on an Austrian Glacier

29 April 2020, by

Glacier mass balance is an indicator of a glacier’s overall health. In this week’s Video of the Week researchers document the process of recording the mass balance of Multwitzkees glacier in the Austrian Alps.

Video of the Week: Ice Fall at Chenega Glacier

8 April 2020, by

In this week’s Video of the Week check out a dramatic ice fall at Alaska’s Chenega Glacier captured by Australian Geographic photographer Chris Bray, who was there last autumn to capture the footage.

Photo Friday: The Drygalski Ice Tongue

20 March 2020, by

Ice tongues are oddball characters of the cryosphere. At 43-miles long and up to 15 miles wide, Antarctica’s Drygalski Ice Tongue is the world’s largest. Despite facing the constant threat of licking by belligerent icebergs, it has managed to hang on for some 4,000 years.

Video of the Week: “Return to Natural––Documenting the Tasman Glacier”

18 March 2020, by

On a quest to take a single photograph that represents humans’ relationship with nature, landscape photographer and conservationalist Chris Burkard searches New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier for the right shot––and finds it. But it’s not about the image, its about Burkard’s message.

Video of the Week: Bore Hole Ice Drop!

19 February 2020, by

When the science is done there is the joy of a naturally produced sci-fi sound by dropping unused ice cores into a 450-foot bore hole. Researchers in Antarctica are once again letting us in on the fun.

Ancient Viruses Awaken as the Tibetan Plateau Melts

6 February 2020, by

Last month a team of researchers discovered new viruses within ice cores extracted from the Guliya ice cap in the northwestern part of the Tibetan Plateau. As the warming climate causes glaciers to melt, the re-emergence of ancient bacteria and viruses threaten present day species lacking immunity to these pathogens.

Photo Friday: Lewis Pugh’s East Antarctic Supraglacial Swim

31 January 2020, by

Last week the endurance swimmer and environmental diplomat swam one kilometer across one of the more than 65,000 meltwater lakes that pock the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to generate support for marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean.

Photo Friday: Glacier Hugging is the New Tree Hugging

24 January 2020, by

Glacier Hugging becomes the new tree hugging. A climate scientist recently posted an image of himself hugging a glacier to his personal Twitter feed. The delightful photo was taken at Portage Glacier in Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Observing Flora Near a Famous Norwegian Glacier

12 September 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her observations about the mountain ecosystem and flora near Nigardsbreen glacier.

Sitting on the Edge of a Troll’s Tongue

13 August 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her experiences hiking a famous rock formation called Troll’s Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, which offers scenic views of Folgefonna Glacier.

Dispatches from the Cryosphere: Intimate Encounters with the Intricate and Disappearing Ice of Everest Base Camp

25 July 2019, by

Social scientist and GlacierHub contributor Chris Dunn reflects on three months of research in the Himalayas of Nepal, where he ascended peaks, conducted interviews, and collected high-altitude black carbon samples.