In 2013 the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian high Arctic surged forward. Scientists believe the video taken in the subsequent years is the first look at the transition of a cold-based glacier to ice stream.
The eruption launched plumes of ash and smoke 20,000 feet into the air and could be seen from space. No one was injured, although authorities are still warning people to stay away from the grumbling behemoth because of possible falling fragments and ash.
This Week’s Video of the Week takes us to the surface of New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier, which is enshrouded in smoke and ash from Australia’s bushfires over 1,000 miles away.
In this week’s Video of the Week, glaciologist Ben Smith shares the result of ICESat-2’s pass over two glaciated stratovolcanoes in the Pacific Northwest.
The Video of the Week highlights what needs to be done between now and COP26 to keep the Paris Agreement on track to meet its goals.
This week’s Video of the Week features a short clip of researchers installing an automatic weather station on Yala Glacier in Nepal.
Greenland’s melting could cause 27cm of sea level rise by 2100. Researchers are working on a 4 year study to better understand the rate of melting of Heheim, one of Greenland’s largest outlet glaciers.
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.
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.
British online publication SPORTbible posted a video on their twitter handle this week profiling the mad “Mountain of Hell” bike race—a yearly competition where hundreds of mountain bikers careen 8200 feet down a glacier at Les Deux Alpes ski resort in France.
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.
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.