Proglacial Freshwaters Found to be Carbon Sinks

26 November 2019, by

A study published in September revealed that proglacial freshwaters are significant carbon sinks––an upside of glacier retreat.

Roundup: A Tlingit Song, Glacier Theory, and Rock Glacier Classification

25 November 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup read about a Huna Tlingit woman’s wolf-inspired song, the history of an opponent of glacier theory, and a new study classifying rock glaciers.

Photo Friday: Taku Glacier Is Finally Receding

22 November 2019, by

Climate change has caught up with the world’s deepest and thickest alpine glacier, which had been advancing since records began in 1946––Taku is finally receding.

Roundup: Effects of High Latitude Dust, The First Proglacial Sediment Inventory, Glaciers and New Zealand’s Paleoclimate

18 November 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup read about the effects of Arctic dust, the first proglacial sediment inventory, and how glacier fluctuations inform New Zealand’s paleoclimate record.

Photo Friday: GIF Shows Dramatic Reduction of Gergeti Glacier

15 November 2019, by

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.

Photo of the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal.

Mountain Summit Issues Call for Action on Climate Change

14 November 2019, by

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.

New Studies Trace Glacier Dynamics in the Grand Tetons

5 November 2019, by

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.

Glacial Ice Core Samples Reveal Sustainable Land-Use Practices in the Ancient Incan Empire

22 October 2019, by

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.

New Satellite Imagery Shows Rapid Pace of Andean Glacier Melt

17 October 2019, by

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.

A Two-Century-Long Advance Reversed by Climate Change

15 October 2019, by

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.

Roundup: Tropical Glaciers, Experimental Cryoconite, and Grand Teton National Park

14 October 2019, by

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.

Making Connections at the 2019 International Mountain Conference

10 October 2019, by

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.