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.

What the 2018 State of the Climate Report Says About Alpine Glaciers

29 August 2019, by

The latest American Meteorological Society State of the Climate report indicates 2018 was the 30th consecutive year of significant mass balance loss across a sampling of the world’s glaciers.

Alaskan Glaciers Are Melting Twice as Fast as Models Predicted

22 August 2019, by

Scientists found that an Alaskan tidewater glacier is melting much more rapidly than predicted, challenging the models used to predict how quickly tidewater glaciers are melting worldwide.

The Devdoraki Glacier in the Georgian Caucasus Keeps Collapsing

21 August 2019, by

Rock-ice avalanches and mudflows from the glacier have periodically blocked strategic infrastructure in Georgia.

Roundup: Pollen in Ice Cores, Melting in Greenland, and Water Usage in Switzerland

19 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about new scientific findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Greenland, and Switzerland.

Snow Algae Thrives in Some of Earth’s Most Extreme Conditions

14 August 2019, by

A new study of snow algae in Chile reveals the reasons for its tenacity here on Earth—and how life might thrive elsewhere in the universe.

Swing, Kick, Swing: Ice Climbing on a Norwegian Glacier

7 August 2019, by

In previous GlacierHub posts, I’ve written about last chance tourism, but now, I was actually living it. In this story, read about my personal experience on Austerdalsbreen, a Norwegian glacier.

Dispatches from the Cryosphere: Intimate Encounters with the Intricate and Disappearing Ice of Everest Base Camp

25 July 2019, by

Social scientist and GlacierHub contributor Chris Dunn reflects on three months of research in the Himalayas of Nepal, where he ascended peaks, conducted interviews, and collected high-altitude black carbon samples.

The Accumulation Zone of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier Is Shrinking

23 July 2019, by

Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto examines Landsat images of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, the most visited terminus in the Juneau Icefield.