New Research Reveals How Megafloods Shaped Greenland And Iceland

19 September 2019, by

A pair of British researchers look back on the impact of massive floods on the landscape of Greenland and Iceland. Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Earth-Science Reviews.

ICESat-2 Hackweek Tackles the Big Data of Earth’s Glaciers

17 September 2019, by

Data scientists, students, professors, and researchers gathered in June to develop transparent, reproducible, and testable methods for analyzing large amounts of data about the world’s glaciers and ice sheets.

Roundup: Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, Olafur Eliasson, and Early Alpine Dwellers

16 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about dire predictions for the largest glacier in the European Alps—even if Paris agreement targets are met, an evening with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and early high-elevation settlements.

Photo Friday: Images From Huascaran Research Expedition

13 September 2019, by

Check out images from the research expedition that was forced, in early August, to evacuate the summit of Peru’s Huascaran due to local fears that the team was damaging the mountain or mining illegally.

Observing Flora Near a Famous Norwegian Glacier

12 September 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her observations about the mountain ecosystem and flora near Nigardsbreen glacier.

Annual Assessment of North Cascades Glaciers Finds ‘Shocking Loss’ of Volume

10 September 2019, by

Mauri Pelto describes the findings of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project, which, for the 36th consecutive year, measured the volume of 10 of the park’s glaciers.

Roundup: Alpine Hydropower, Water Availability in Pakistan, and Measuring Black Carbon

9 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, check out a case study of the impact of climate change on alpine hydropower, what water availability might be like in Pakistan under Paris Agreement targets, and how much black carbon is floating around Gangotri Glacier in India.

Warming Rivers Are Causing Die-Offs Among Alaska Salmon

5 September 2019, by

Rising temperatures and melting snowpack in Alaska are a sign of a new normal that is emerging, which is likely to become a major challenge for the state’s salmon populations.

The People of the Glacier Lands Taken to Create US National Parks

4 September 2019, by

Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.

How Simmering Suspicions Over Mining Threatened Glacier Science In the Andes

3 September 2019, by

Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.

Roundup: Pre-Columbian Land Use, Trump in Tongass, and Greenland’s Ice Sheet

2 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a comparison of pre-Columbian and colonial land use techniques in Bolivia, Trump’s plans to log the Tongass National Forest, and an evaluation of Greenland’s ice sheet mass balance.

Photo Friday: An Art Exhibit 1000 Meters Above the Sea

30 August 2019, by

In this week’s Photo Friday, preview a Swiss photography festival whose theme is global warming.