A local resort has captured the dramatic change of Excelsior Glacier from 2016 to 2019.
Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.
ICIMOD’s recently developed online story map, called Reaching New Heights, highlights the extensive fieldwork on Rikha Samba glacier. Early data collection has revealed significant changes since 2010.
Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.
The glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau have seen an increase in black carbon concentrations since the pre-industrial era. A new study measured the amount of black carbon and dust on a glacier in the northeastern part of the plateau.
GlacierHub’s Video of the Week looks at overcrowding on Mount Everest, which has led to multiple climber deaths and criticism of the lack of sufficient management of the increasing number of assents on the world’s tallest peak.
Glacier researcher Kate Cullen spent the early months of 2019 visiting the glaciated landscapes of Antarctica and Chile, where an observer can find beauty as well as signs of a cryosphere in crisis.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the record breaking heatwave in Alaska, black carbon records on the Tibetan Plateau, and contemporary artwork at the Met.
A new Columbia University study that relied on declassified images from spy satellites shows that glaciers in the Himalayas melted twice as fast from 2000 to 2016 as they did from 1975 to 2000.
A new publication from the Mountain Research Initiative highlights the importance of spatial context in monitoring and reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Roundup: Fieldwork in the Mustang Region, Cannabis Used for Ritual, and Sustainability in Mountain Ecosystems1 July 2019, by Arley Titzler
In this week’s Roundup, read about the Rikha Samba Glacier, historical religious rituals in the Pamirs, and addressing knowledge gaps in mountain societies.