‘Landscapes Need a Voice’: GlacierHub Speaks With Photographer Fiona Bunn

26 September 2019, by

The alpine photographer, who’s also an avid hiker and climber, speaks with GlacierHub about her most recent exhibition and the role of the photographer in a world increasingly shaped by climate change.

A First-of-Its-Kind Model of Bolivian GLOFs Projects Significant Risks

24 September 2019, by

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States simulated the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods on six communities in the Bolivian Andes. They found that as many as 2,200 people could be subjected to life threatening flooding.

Roundup: Accelerating Sea Level Rise, France’s Mer de Glace, and Andean Glacier Change

23 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the World Meteorological Organization’s new climate study, a report from France’s Mer de Glace, and an interdisciplinary analysis of changes in the high Andes.

Photo Friday: Countdown to the Release of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

20 September 2019, by

IPCC authors and national delegates are putting the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate ahead of its release on Sept. 25.

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.