Roundup: Uranium Mining in Nepal, Glacier-Fed Clouds, and a Survey of Xinjiang Land Use

22 April 2019, by

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.

Drying Peatlands in the Bolivian Andes Threaten Indigenous Pastoral Communities

18 April 2019, by

Declining water availability in the Andes inhibits the productiving of the bofedales, which indigenous, pastoral communities rely upon for grazing their llamas and alpacas.

Measuring the Rise and Fall of New Zealand’s Small and Medium Glaciers

17 April 2019, by

Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.

Not All Iceberg-Generated Tsunamis Are Alike. Here’s How They Differ

11 April 2019, by

Simulations reveal how different types of calving events produce different types of tsunami waves, which could help coastal communities better protect themselves.

Video of the Week: Take a 360° Tour of Mount Baker

10 April 2019, by

High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.

Glacier Lessons as a Glacier Lessens

10 April 2019, by

For nearly 10 years, Jón Stefánsson’s grade-seven students have been tracking the disappearance of their local glacier in Iceland.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

8 April 2019, by

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.

Unearthing Rock Glaciers: Hidden, Hydrological Landforms

4 April 2019, by

Rock glaciers, distinctive geomorphological landmasses, are frequently overshadowed by neighboring ice glaciers and overlooked due to their hidden nature. Although often forgotten, rock glaciers are common features in many mountain regions of the world.

Video of the Week: A Glacier in Greenland Is Growing—But Probably Not for Long

3 April 2019, by

Our Video of the Week features NASA analysis of the recent, albeit likely short-lived growth, to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier.

What Snow Algae in the Pacific Northwest Could Reveal About Life on Mars

2 April 2019, by

The University of Minnesota’s Trinity Hamilton and Jeff Havig analyze how snow algae interacts with carbon, which could aid the search for life on Mars.

Last-Chance Tourism Spurs Eco-Consciousness and Climate Change

28 March 2019, by

Last-chance tourists often visit remote destinations to take in the beauty and experience of a place that may not be the same in the future. But in doing so, they are contributing to climate change, negatively impacting these destinations through carbon-intensive travel.

Video of the Week: Glacial Thinning in Greenland

27 March 2019, by

The week’s video of the week documents glacial thinning on Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier. Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier is one of Greenland’s largest tidewater outlet glaciers.