Antarctic Fungi Provides a Window into the Past and Future

1 October 2019, by

Fungi inhabiting Antarctic snow and ice may represent life from the Earth’s atmosphere thousands of years ago, which might provide an index of the planet’s microbial history. Some cold-adapted fungi might also hold significant bio-technological applications.

A Future in the Balance: Unprecedented Ocean and Cryosphere Change Requires Urgent Action, IPCC Report Finds

27 September 2019, by

The most recent report from the IPCC highlights the severe impact of climate change on the world’s water, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest peaks of our changing mountains.

A First-of-Its-Kind Model of Bolivian GLOFs Projects Significant Risks

24 September 2019, by

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.

Roundup: Accelerating Sea Level Rise, France’s Mer de Glace, and Andean Glacier Change

23 September 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: Countdown to the Release of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

20 September 2019, by

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.

New Research Reveals How Megafloods Shaped Greenland And Iceland

19 September 2019, by

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.

ICESat-2 Hackweek Tackles the Big Data of Earth’s Glaciers

17 September 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: Images From Huascaran Research Expedition

13 September 2019, by

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.

Observing Flora Near a Famous Norwegian Glacier

12 September 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her observations about the mountain ecosystem and flora near Nigardsbreen glacier.

Annual Assessment of North Cascades Glaciers Finds ‘Shocking Loss’ of Volume

10 September 2019, by

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.

How Simmering Suspicions Over Mining Threatened Glacier Science In the Andes

3 September 2019, by

Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.

Roundup: Pre-Columbian Land Use, Trump in Tongass, and Greenland’s Ice Sheet

2 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a comparison of pre-Columbian and colonial land use techniques in Bolivia, Trump’s plans to log the Tongass National Forest, and an evaluation of Greenland’s ice sheet mass balance.