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.

Roundup: Tibet’s Cryosphere, Methane Release, and Rockfall-induced GLOFs

21 January 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a changing cryosphere on the Tibetan Plateau, Methane under Greenland’s ice sheet, and rockfall-induced GLOFs in Nepal.

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.

Roundup: Government Shutdown Impacts National Parks

7 January 2019, by

National glacier parks are feeling the impacts of the government shutdown. Parks are still mostly accessible to the public and fees are not being collected, but the lack of public services has been a major issue for visitors and local businesses.

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.

Roundup: Hot Rocks, Dissolved Organic Matter, and Dry-Snow Densification

24 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the elevated geothermal heat flow in Antarctica, dissolved organic matter in a fjord in Greenland, and how snow turns into ice in Antarctica.

Roundup: Antarctic Soils, Himalayan Glacial Vulnerability, and Lake Pastahué 

17 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about Antarctic soil communities, Himalayan glacial vulnerabilities, and paleo records in Lake Pastahué.

Roundup: Glacier Thickness, Hydropower, and Mountain Communities

10 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about measuring glacier thickness in Svalbard, Iceland’s debate between hydropower and tourism, and a plan to address climate change on the Tibetan Plateau.

Roundup: Ice Sheets, Cryoconite Holes and Turbulent Heat Fluxes

26 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about late Quaternary meltwater pulses and sea level change, island biogeography of cryoconite hole bacteria in Antarctica, and turbulent heat fluxes in Qilian Mountains, China.

Roundup: Svalbard Glaciers, A Handy New Book, and Dissolved Organic Carbon

19 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about Svalbard glaciers that survived Early Holocene warming, the book “Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction,” and a study of dissolved organic carbon in Tibetan Plateau glaciers.

Roundup: Black Carbon, Dying Crustaceans, and Ice Sheet Melting

12 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about black carbon buildup on a Tibetan mountain, at-risk crustaceans in Patagonia, and ice sheet melting in Greenland.

Roundup: Mountain Glaciers, Biodiversity Threats, and Organic Carbon Fluxes

5 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about mountain glacier history in Greenland, declining glacier cover and diatoms, and organic carbon fluxes at Foxfonna Glacier.