Roundup: Greta’s Glacier Visit, the World’s Highest Battlefield, and Glacier Fashion

28 October 2019, by

In this week’s GlacierHub Roundup, read about Greta Thunberg’s visit to Canada’s Athabasca Glacier, India’s tourism push on the Siachen Glacier, and Canada Goose’s new line of glacier-themed coats and parkas.

Photo Friday: Nevados de Chillán at Risk of Volcanic Eruption

25 October 2019, by

Chile’s geology and mining agency has issued a level-orange alert for the complex of snow-capped stratovolcanoes, indicating a significant uptick in volcanic activity.

The Enduring Allure of Glaciers Among Popular Beverage Companies

24 October 2019, by

Companies from Sierra Mist and Evian to Iceland Glacier and Gatorade seek to tie their brands to the sublime experience of visiting a glacier landscape or being subsumed by the environment of the high mountains and polar regions.

Video of the Week: British Royals Visit Chiatibo Glacier in Pakistan

23 October 2019, by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to the Chiatibo Glacier in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan. The melting glacier has had severe impacts on local communities, including the village of Bumburet, which has suffered flooding and landslides.

Glacial Ice Core Samples Reveal Sustainable Land-Use Practices in the Ancient Incan Empire

22 October 2019, by

Pollen trapped within Bolivia’s Illimani Glacier reveals that large scale ecological change did not occur until around 1740, long after the fall of the ancient Incan Empire, suggesting that the Inca practiced sustainable land management techniques unlike their European successors.

Roundup: British Royals in Pakistan, Trump’s Logging Plan, and Cracks in Pine Island Glacier

21 October 2019, by

In this week’s GlacierHub Roundup, read about a visit to Pakistan’s glaciers by Prince William, the latest on the Trump administration’s plan for expanded logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, and new satellite images showing cracks in the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

Photo Friday: Turkey’s Glaciers

18 October 2019, by

Two-thirds of Turkey’s glaciers are located within the Taurus Mountains, which stretch from the Mediterranean coast to the border between Iraq and Iran. A 2015 study says the country’s glaciers have shrunk by half since the 1970s.

New Satellite Imagery Shows Rapid Pace of Andean Glacier Melt

17 October 2019, by

In an attempt to improve understanding of glacial melt across the Andes, researchers have harnessed the image-collecting power of a satellite with the Asimovian name of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer.

Video of the Week: Glacier Atop Mont Blanc on Precipice of Collapse

16 October 2019, by

Recent video and images of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps and the tallest in Europe west of the Caucasus, reveal widespread ice loss and a potentially massive collapse of one of its glaciers.

A Two-Century-Long Advance Reversed by Climate Change

15 October 2019, by

Nichols College researcher Mauri Pelto analyzes the retreat of Taku Glacier, the largest outlet glacier in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield. By Pelto’s count, Taku’s retreat means the scorecard now reads: climate change 250, alpine glaciers 0.

Roundup: Tropical Glaciers, Experimental Cryoconite, and Grand Teton National Park

14 October 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, check out a study describing glacier mass loss in Peru’s tropical glaciers between 2000 and 2016, experimental surface melt holes, and a new study of glaciers in Grand Teton National Park.

Making Connections at the 2019 International Mountain Conference

10 October 2019, by

Over 500 mountain researchers came together in Sept. at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Innsbruck, Austria in order to engage in in-depth, cross-disciplinary discussions aimed at furthering global understanding of mountain systems, their responses, and resiliencies.