Avalanche risk is on the rise as more people enter backcountry alpine terrain. A new study seeking to quantify the risk to multi-party avalanches hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion.
Iceberg calving can create powerful waves when large chunks of ice fall from glaciers into the ocean. A recent study conducted 66 experiments to better understand the features of iceberg calving to determine iceberg-tsunami strength and parameters.
This Photo Friday is brought to you by a resident of the International Space Station; astronaut Christina Koch shares a personal image of Perito Moreno glacier in the Patagonia ice field.
In this week’s Video of the Week, glaciologist Ben Smith shares the result of ICESat-2’s pass over two glaciated stratovolcanoes in the Pacific Northwest.
As a climate threat, sea level rise has been well-documented. However, it’s rising lake levels, linked to the warming climate, that may be threatening the shores of Duluth, Minnesota, a city recognized for its climate-safe attributes and that is being advertised as a safe haven for climate refugees.
Roundup: Global Glacier Monitoring, Tourism and Public Management in Kenai Fjords, and the Development of an Austrian Glacier9 December 2019, by GlacierHub
In this week’s roundup read about a new study analyzing strengths and weaknesses of glacier monitoring systems, a study on tourism and public management at Kenai Fjords, and the development of a glacier at an Austrian ski resort.
A stunning image of Sheridan Glacier in southeast Alaska from Operation Ice Bridge, which after a decade of airborne ice observations, has been replaced by a new satellite.
Glacier monitoring programs are essential to the national and global climate policy-making process. A recent study assessed the status of glacier monitoring programs around the world.
This week’s Video of the Week features a short clip of researchers installing an automatic weather station on Yala Glacier in Nepal.
Glaciologists at ETH Zurich and WSL assessed the global water storage and hydropower potential that could be freed up in future as glaciers melt in response to climate change.
In this week’s Roundup read about a new carbon sink discovered––proglacial freshwaters, a National Geographic feature on GLOF risk in the Himalaya, and an invasive plant species has taken root in Antarctica’s glacier forelands.