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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.