With increased snowfall comes greater avalanche risk. In response, officials sometimes use controlled blasts to create avalanches that will minimize threats to adventure seekers in backcountry areas.
Glaciers are part of America’s iconography and boost local economies. But support for a Green New Deal among elected officials of glacier regions remains slim.
Researchers used drones to obtain high-resolution images of soil moisture levels in proglacial valleys of the Cordillera Blanca range in Peru.
This week’s GlacierHub Roundup features 125 years of glacier monitoring, UNDP recommendations on early warning systems, and an avalanche in Peru.
Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are projected to shrink by one-third by the end of the century even if average global temperature rise is held to within 1.5°C, according to the authors of a comprehensive report of the region.
Michał Kurtyka, a Polish energy minister who presided over COP24 negotiations in Katowice, Poland last December, visited Columbia University and participated in a UN Security Council meeting about the threat of climate change to international peace and security.
Consistent with conditions across the sub-Antarctic region, the Stephenson and Winston glaciers on Heard Island have experienced significant retreat since 1947, which has led to the formation of lagoons.
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) pose a significant, climate change-related risk to the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. A recent study finds risk perception of GLOFs is linked to a variety of socioeconomic and cultural factors.
This week’s Video of the Week takes us to Central Asia, where a New York Times interactive documents ablation of the Tuyuksu Glacier, which supplies fresh water to millions down stream. But for how much longer?
The glacier, which lies at the headwaters of Argentina’s Turbio River, has shrunk by over 30 percent in 32 years.
This week’s roundup features collapsing glaciers in Asia, benthic invertebrates in Antarctica, and improving mountain resiliency in the Hindu Kush.
Landsat images and British Antarctic Survey GIS analysis reveal that the Novosilski Glacier has retreated 2.5 kilometers since 2001.