Roundup: The Hydropower Potential In Glacier Retreat, A Glacier Children’s Book, and How Glaciers Affect Kyrgyz Pasture Selection

20 January 2020, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the hydropower potential in glacier-free basins, a new children’s book featuring the life of a glacial erratic, and how glaciers figure in to Kyrgyz pasture selection.

Photo Friday: Twitter Feed Showcases Canadian Glacier Paintings

10 January 2020, by

The Twitter profile Canadian Paintings showcases a variety of paintings by Canadian artists from past and current centuries. Among the artwork reproduced on this feed are images of glaciers and mountain environments. Canadian landscapes are particularly highlighted.

‘Most Ice on Earth is Very Close to Melting Conditions’

9 January 2020, by

Andreas Kääb says we need to understand how glaciers are shrinking in order to better adapt to climate change impacts such as changes to water supply, landslides and avalanches.

Roundup: The Glacier Compensation Effect, Amazon Fires Melt Andean Glaciers, and Australia’s Bushfires Accelerate Melt in New Zealand

6 January 2020, by

In this week’s Roundup, a recent study confirmed the glacier compensation effect, while fires in the Amazon and Australia impact glaciers thousands of miles downwind.

Photo Friday: Bushfires in Australia Continue to Devastate New Zealand Glaciers

3 January 2020, by

Bushfires in Australia continue to burn. As they do, the fallout is settling as a layer of soot on the surface of glaciers downwind in New Zealand, hastening their demise.

Last Remaining Glaciers in the Pacific Will Soon Melt Away

19 December 2019, by

A warming atmosphere and less precipitation falling as snow on Pacific glaciers, like Papua New Guinea, are killing them. Researchers believe other mountaintop glaciers will follow quickly.

Roundup: AGU 100, The Third Pole, and Why Lake Superior is Rising

16 December 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, GlacierHub reports out from AGU 100, exploring a basis for calling the Himalayas the Third Pole, and what a rising Lake Superior means for Duluth.

Photo Friday: Bushfires in Australia Blanket New Zealand Glaciers in Soot

13 December 2019, by

Smoke and dust from bushfires in Australia have crossed the Tasman Sea and settled on glaciers in New Zealand. This coating of ash threatens New Zealand’s glaciers by increasing melting. It also highlights the severity of Australia’s bushfires.

Why Lake Superior Is Rising and What That Means for the City of Duluth

12 December 2019, by

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.

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.

Russian Navy Confirms Emergence of Five New Islands in the Arctic Ocean

21 November 2019, by

The physical geography of the Arctic Ocean is evolving as climate change causes ice melt to reveal new islands and waterways in remote areas near the North Pole. The exposure of this new frontier will alter the behavior of Russia’s strategic militaristic forces as well as shift the geopolitical environment of the region in terms of shipping and resource extraction.

Video of the Week: Debris Fall Caught on Camera at Ganja La

20 November 2019, by

Former GlacierHub writer Sam Inglis shares a video of a debris fall from a glacier on a traverse of the Ganja La in Nepal. The region’s 56,000 glaciers are melting into a high mountain land of unstable lakes.