Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States simulated the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods on six communities in the Bolivian Andes. They found that as many as 2,200 people could be subjected to life threatening flooding.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the World Meteorological Organization’s new climate study, a report from France’s Mer de Glace, and an interdisciplinary analysis of changes in the high Andes.
IPCC authors and national delegates are putting the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate ahead of its release on Sept. 25.
A pair of British researchers look back on the impact of massive floods on the landscape of Greenland and Iceland. Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Earth-Science Reviews.
Data scientists, students, professors, and researchers gathered in June to develop transparent, reproducible, and testable methods for analyzing large amounts of data about the world’s glaciers and ice sheets.
In this week’s Roundup, read about dire predictions for the largest glacier in the European Alps—even if Paris agreement targets are met, an evening with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and early high-elevation settlements.
Check out images from the research expedition that was forced, in early August, to evacuate the summit of Peru’s Huascaran due to local fears that the team was damaging the mountain or mining illegally.
Mauri Pelto describes the findings of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project, which, for the 36th consecutive year, measured the volume of 10 of the park’s glaciers.
In this week’s Roundup, check out a case study of the impact of climate change on alpine hydropower, what water availability might be like in Pakistan under Paris Agreement targets, and how much black carbon is floating around Gangotri Glacier in India.
Rising temperatures and melting snowpack in Alaska are a sign of a new normal that is emerging, which is likely to become a major challenge for the state’s salmon populations.
Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.