An examination of Landsat and Sentinel imagery from 2001-2019 shows glacier retreat of outlet glaciers on the Cook Ice Cap––and an expanding lakes district.
Roundup: Iceberg-Tsunami Dynamics, Backcountry Avalanche Risk Rises, and Cruikshank Receives Prestigious Award30 December 2019, by GlacierHub
In this week’s Roundup, read about a study to better understand iceberg-tsunami dynamics, avalanche risk on crowded backcountry slopes, and Julie Cruikshank is recognized by the Polar Knowledge Canada.
Washington State Ferries is working toward converting its three largest and most polluting ferries to electric power.
Avalanche risk is on the rise as more people enter backcountry alpine terrain. A new study seeking to quantify the risk to multi-party avalanches hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion.
Iceberg calving can create powerful waves when large chunks of ice fall from glaciers into the ocean. A recent study conducted 66 experiments to better understand the features of iceberg calving to determine iceberg-tsunami strength and parameters.
Roundup: MELTDOWN Visualizing Climate Change, Foodweb Complexity of High Mountain Lakes, and Melting Swiss Glaciers23 December 2019, by GlacierHub
In this week’s Roundup, read about the ongoing exhibition MELTDOWN in London by Project Pressure, a study examining food webs of high mountain lakes, and a comprehensive look at Swiss glaciers and the implications of their melt.
This Photo Friday is brought to you by a resident of the International Space Station; astronaut Christina Koch shares a personal image of Perito Moreno glacier in the Patagonia ice field.
A warming atmosphere and less precipitation falling as snow on Pacific glaciers, like Papua New Guinea, are killing them. Researchers believe other mountaintop glaciers will follow quickly.
In this week’s Video of the Week, glaciologist Ben Smith shares the result of ICESat-2’s pass over two glaciated stratovolcanoes in the Pacific Northwest.
This year the UN headquarters in New York hosted a special event marking International Mountain Day on December 11. The event centered on the importance of youth in mountainous regions. Ben Orlove, managing editor of GlacierHub, spoke on a panel at the event.
In this week’s Roundup, GlacierHub reports out from AGU 100, exploring a basis for calling the Himalayas the Third Pole, and what a rising Lake Superior means for Duluth.