Last month, fifty-year old Lewis Pugh swam one kilometer across a supraglacial lake atop Langhovde Glacier in East Antarctica. He wore nothing but a Speedo, a swim cap and goggles.
“I like to see the fluid nature of the ice.” Glaciologist Mark Fahnestock narrates a time-lapse video by NASA, which captured decades of ice movement on Earth’s glaciers.
In this week’s Video of the Week a robot oceanographer takes us 700 meters under the ice to the grounding zone of Thwaites Glacier––the slipping cork of ice keeping the West Antarctic Ice Sheet intact.
The new music video for the Nepali song Lomanthang Mai Basam, by Ramji Khand and Sangita Thapa Magar (featuring Ramji Khand and Sangita Thapa Maga), was shot on location in Upper Mustang, Nepal, and features many breathtaking images of the country’s revered glaciers.
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.