As the plateau’s glaciers melt, mercury contamination from fossil fuel emissions is being released into the region’s surface water.
Recent analysis of the Himalayas shows that despite high melt rates, glacier lake outburst floods remain infrequent.
Roundup: Project Pressure Exhibition, Melting Swiss Glaciers Provide Opportunity, and The Tibetan Snowcock6 May 2019, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, glaciers are a central narrative at a world class art exhibition in Vienna, the Swiss make the best of its melting glaciers, and a study on a little-known bird, the Tibetan Snowcock.
A new study says glaciers lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, contributing 27 millimeters of sea level rise—18 percent more than past estimates.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a uranium mining proposal in Nepal, how receding glaciers cause cloud formation, and the impact of land use change on the glaciers of Xinjiang, China.
Declining water availability in the Andes inhibits the productiving of the bofedales, which indigenous, pastoral communities rely upon for grazing their llamas and alpacas.
Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.
Simulations reveal how different types of calving events produce different types of tsunami waves, which could help coastal communities better protect themselves.
High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.
Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland8 April 2019, by Runyu Liang
In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.