Roundup: Collapsing Glaciers, Invertebrates, and Resilient Mountains

28 January 2019, by

This week’s roundup features collapsing glaciers in Asia, benthic invertebrates in Antarctica, and improving mountain resiliency in the Hindu Kush.

South Georgia Island’s Novosilski Glacier Is Retreating Rapidly

23 January 2019, by

Landsat images and British Antarctic Survey GIS analysis reveal that the Novosilski Glacier has retreated 2.5 kilometers since 2001.

An Impossible First: Colin O’Brady Completes Solo Trek Across Antarctica

22 January 2019, by

On the 26th of December, 33-year-old American Colin O’Brady became the first person to transverse Antarctica unassisted and unaided by wind.

A Survey of the UNESCO Andean Glacier Water Atlas

17 January 2019, by

The Andean Glacier and Water Atlas by UNESCO raises awareness of key issues surrounding the loss of glaciers in the Andes. It recognizes the importance of improving interactions between science and policy for successful climate change adaptation.

Erasmo Glacier, Chile Terminus Collapse and Aquaculture

16 January 2019, by

Researchers report a 48 percent reduction in glacier area in the Cerro Erasmo and Cerro Hudson region since 1870—with half of the loss occurring since 1986.

Glacial Rivers Release Mercury into High Arctic Watersheds

15 January 2019, by

A recent study traces the source of mercury in Lake Hazen to increased flow in glacial rivers, showing that even as global mercury emissions decline, an anthropogenic driver still remains—climate change.

Roundup: Antarctica’s Glacier Loss, Girls on Ice, and A New Glacier Model

14 January 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about Antarctica’s accelerating ice loss, science excursions for young women, and a new glacier model.

Photo Friday: Siachen, the World’s Highest Militarized Glacier

11 January 2019, by

This Photo Friday highlights a helicopter rescue on the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen Glacier.

Ice Loss, Gravity, and Asian Glacier Slowdown

8 January 2019, by

Mountain glaciers have a simple motivation for their downhill progression—gravity. A recent international study found that glaciers in high mountain Asia are slowing down due to ice thinning.

Roundup: 1,400 Year-old Toy Arrow, NASA’s Ice Satellite, and Svalbard Glaciers

31 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a toy arrow revealed by a melting glacier, NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite launch, and new research on resilient glaciers in Svalbard.

Why Mountains Matter: International Mountain Day 2018

26 December 2018, by

International Mountain Day (2018) encouraged collaborative talks regarding the protection of mountain ecosystems, sustainable development and international cooperation. GlacierHub reported live from the event, where GlacierHub editor Ben Orlove, a professor at Columbia University, spoke about research documenting the intensified rate of warming in mountain environments.

Photo Friday: Illustrators Remember COP24

21 December 2018, by

This Photo Friday, view several cartoons referencing COP24, or the 24th meeting of the “Conference of Parties,” brought together by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 recently took place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.