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.
Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory travel the world each year for the purposes of their research. An exhibition displaying their photographs provides a glimpse into a fragile world that few get the opportunity to see.
The World Meteorological Organization released a video detailing changes high mountain ecosystems are undergoing as a result of global climate change. This video announced the High Mountain Summit, which convened in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
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.
The European Space Agency (ESA) released a video this past week showing the evolution of two very large and disconcerting cracks in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. They have each grown to 20km in length and could shear off a hunk of ice the size of Paris and Manhattan combined.
Melting glaciers are threatening Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. A new study examines the impacts of receding glaciers on geotourism and visitor experience within the park.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to the Chiatibo Glacier in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan. The melting glacier has had severe impacts on local communities, including the village of Bumburet, which has suffered flooding and landslides.
In this week’s GlacierHub Roundup, read about a visit to Pakistan’s glaciers by Prince William, the latest on the Trump administration’s plan for expanded logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, and new satellite images showing cracks in the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Sept. 25 its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Check out a short video about its findings.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the World Meteorological Organization’s new climate study, a report from France’s Mer de Glace, and an interdisciplinary analysis of changes in the high Andes.
A pair of British researchers look back on the impact of massive floods on the landscape of Greenland and Iceland. Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Earth-Science Reviews.
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.