Advances in Developing Peru’s National Policy for Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems

16 April 2019, by

Peter Oesterling, a former Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment’s National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, describes the country’s efforts to sustainably manage its glaciers.

Roundup: Investigating the New Interior Secretary, Mercury in Tibet, and the International Yak Conference

15 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about investigations into the new Interior Secretary, mercury concentrations in Tibet, and what was discussed at the International Yak Conference.

Photo Friday: Norway’s Picturesque Sognefjord

12 April 2019, by

Nicknamed the King of the Fjords, Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. This week’s Photo Friday captures Sognefjord’s beauty and expansiveness.

Not All Iceberg-Generated Tsunamis Are Alike. Here’s How They Differ

11 April 2019, by

Simulations reveal how different types of calving events produce different types of tsunami waves, which could help coastal communities better protect themselves.

Video of the Week: Take a 360° Tour of Mount Baker

10 April 2019, by

High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.

Glacier Lessons as a Glacier Lessens

10 April 2019, by

For nearly 10 years, Jón Stefánsson’s grade-seven students have been tracking the disappearance of their local glacier in Iceland.

Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Heighten California Dam

9 April 2019, by

David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for an irrigation district that would benefit from increasing the capacity of the state’s largest reservoir, which is fed by glacier meltwater.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

8 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.

Photo Friday: Mount Baker Is Letting Off Some Steam

5 April 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features Mount Baker, a glacier-covered volcano in the North Cascades. Last week, a steam plume drew speculation about the potential for an eruption.

Unearthing Rock Glaciers: Hidden, Hydrological Landforms

4 April 2019, by

Rock glaciers, distinctive geomorphological landmasses, are frequently overshadowed by neighboring ice glaciers and overlooked due to their hidden nature. Although often forgotten, rock glaciers are common features in many mountain regions of the world.

Video of the Week: A Glacier in Greenland Is Growing—But Probably Not for Long

3 April 2019, by

Our Video of the Week features NASA analysis of the recent, albeit likely short-lived growth, to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier.

What Snow Algae in the Pacific Northwest Could Reveal About Life on Mars

2 April 2019, by

The University of Minnesota’s Trinity Hamilton and Jeff Havig analyze how snow algae interacts with carbon, which could aid the search for life on Mars.