In this week’s Roundup, read about why some glaciers are maintaining equilibrium—or even expanding, an overview of Himalayan glaciers, and the biogeography of North American ice worms.
ICIMOD’s recently developed online story map, called Reaching New Heights, highlights the extensive fieldwork on Rikha Samba glacier. Early data collection has revealed significant changes since 2010.
The glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau have seen an increase in black carbon concentrations since the pre-industrial era. A new study measured the amount of black carbon and dust on a glacier in the northeastern part of the plateau.
A new study that finds a doubling of Himalayan glacier melt has received international media recognition, including among South Asian news outlets, which explore implications for regional freshwater supply.
While it’s uncertain whether the plants were cultivated intentionally or selectively harvested for high potency, it is clear that glaciers played a central role in hydrating the marijuana used in western China around 500 BC.
A new Columbia University study that relied on declassified images from spy satellites shows that glaciers in the Himalayas melted twice as fast from 2000 to 2016 as they did from 1975 to 2000.
Levan Tielidze, a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography at Tbilisi State University, describes some of the changes underway on Georgia’s glaciers.
One of the most revolutionary advances for physical sciences in recent decades is the GRACE mission, aimed towards better understanding of the mass changes of the planet’s hydrosphere and cryosphere.
Little is known about the amounts and sources of ice nucleating particles in the Arctic. But as Arctic glaciers recede, a study on Svalbard indicates their dust will alter cloud properties and shorten their lifetime.
Weather instruments placed atop large masts will provide scientists and outdoors enthusiasts with better information about North America’s tallest peak.
Glaciers found within 21 of 46 UNESCO World Heritage sites could completely disappear by 2100, according to new research published by the American Geophysical Union.
Mauri Pelto, scientist and author at From a Glacier’s Perspective, analyzes Landsat images of southeast Alaska’s Chickamin Glacier.