Roundup: New Carbon Sink Discovery, Himalaya GLOFs, and Invasive Plants in Antarctica

2 December 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup read about a new carbon sink discovered––proglacial freshwaters, a National Geographic feature on GLOF risk in the Himalaya, and an invasive plant species has taken root in Antarctica’s glacier forelands.

Photo Friday: Glaciers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys

29 November 2019, by

The McMurdo dry valleys are one of the world’s most extreme deserts. The region is also home to eleven named glaciers. The Suess, Canada, and Commonwealth Glaciers are shared this Photo Friday.

Video of the Week: Study Examines Melting of Greenland

27 November 2019, by

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.

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.

Roundup: A Tlingit Song, Glacier Theory, and Rock Glacier Classification

25 November 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup read about a Huna Tlingit woman’s wolf-inspired song, the history of an opponent of glacier theory, and a new study classifying rock glaciers.

Photo Friday: Taku Glacier Is Finally Receding

22 November 2019, by

Climate change has caught up with the world’s deepest and thickest alpine glacier, which had been advancing since records began in 1946––Taku is finally receding.

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.

Tlingit Song Recalls Glacier Bay and Time Gone By

19 November 2019, by

A recent paper describes a song from 120 years ago that a Huna Tlingit woman named Mary Sheakley first sang after an encounter with wolves in Glacier Bay Alaska. Just as remarkable is the spontaneous recollection of it decades later by her younger clan sister after being nearly lost to time.

Roundup: Effects of High Latitude Dust, The First Proglacial Sediment Inventory, Glaciers and New Zealand’s Paleoclimate

18 November 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup read about the effects of Arctic dust, the first proglacial sediment inventory, and how glacier fluctuations inform New Zealand’s paleoclimate record.

Photo Friday: GIF Shows Dramatic Reduction of Gergeti Glacier

15 November 2019, by

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.

Photo of the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal.

Mountain Summit Issues Call for Action on Climate Change

14 November 2019, by

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.