A researcher at the Tbilisi State University in Georgia, created a 3D map, or GIF, showing the retreat of the Gergeti Glacier over the period 1882-2019.
The World Meteorological Organization convened a three-day summit to identify priority actions to support more sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in high-mountain areas and downstream.
In Grand Teton National Park, two groups of researchers are investigating glaciers from different, but complimentary perspectives. National Park Service scientists are tracking glacial melt on five of the park’s eleven glaciers while Washington State University biologist, Scott Hotaling, examines the effects of glacial meltwater on the microbiota downstream.
Pollen trapped within Bolivia’s Illimani Glacier reveals that large scale ecological change did not occur until around 1740, long after the fall of the ancient Incan Empire, suggesting that the Inca practiced sustainable land management techniques unlike their European successors.
In an attempt to improve understanding of glacial melt across the Andes, researchers have harnessed the image-collecting power of a satellite with the Asimovian name of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer.
Nichols College researcher Mauri Pelto analyzes the retreat of Taku Glacier, the largest outlet glacier in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield. By Pelto’s count, Taku’s retreat means the scorecard now reads: climate change 250, alpine glaciers 0.
In this week’s Roundup, check out a study describing glacier mass loss in Peru’s tropical glaciers between 2000 and 2016, experimental surface melt holes, and a new study of glaciers in Grand Teton National Park.
Over 500 mountain researchers came together in Sept. at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Innsbruck, Austria in order to engage in in-depth, cross-disciplinary discussions aimed at furthering global understanding of mountain systems, their responses, and resiliencies.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a novel approach to fighting climate change, the impact of glacier melt on tourism in New Zealand, and ice stupas in Ladakh.
Photo Friday: Inside the Final Negotiations of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere4 October 2019, by Robert Eshelman-Håkansson
IPCC authors and national delegates put the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate during negotiations in Monaco ahead of the release of the report on Sept. 25.
University of Hamburg researchers found that if nations successfully keep global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-Industrial Age levels, Pakistan will still face a long-term water availability crisis.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Sept. 25 its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Check out a short video about its findings.