Ecuador Prepares for Eruption of Glacier-Covered Volcano

20 June 2019, by

Volcanic eruptions are difficult to prepare for. Signs of activity on Cotopaxi, a glacier-covered volcano in Ecuador, and other nearby volcanoes, though, have prompted authorities to develop plans for protecting nearby residents.

Event Series Highlights Threats to Tibet’s Glaciers

19 June 2019, by

Ahead of World Environment Day, several groups organized a series of events in British Columbia and Seattle, Washington to highlight threats to Tibet’s glaciers.

Dispatch from the Cryosphere: Glacier Decrease in the Georgian Caucasus

18 June 2019, by

Levan Tielidze, a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography at Tbilisi State University, describes some of the changes underway on Georgia’s glaciers.

Roundup: Cryospheric Microbes, Moving Borders, and a Glacial Chase Movie

17 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the microbial ecology of glaciers, a new book about shifts in national borders motivated by glacial melt, and a movie that follows a World War II fighter through Norway’s glacial terrain.

Photo Friday: The Sentinel and Landsat Images of Pierre Markuse

14 June 2019, by

Pierre Markuse processes images of glaciers taken by European Space Agency and NASA satellites, which offer an opportunity to admire—and lament—the state of Earth’s cryosphere.

How Mountain-Dwellers Talk About Adapting to Melting Glaciers

13 June 2019, by

A new study, coauthored by GlacierHub’s Ben Orlove, challenges the assumption that communities have to believe in climate change before they can take action.

Video of the Week: A Stroll Through Myvatnsjokull Glacier

12 June 2019, by

In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, tour guide Halldor Sigurdsson walks through an ice tunnel inside Iceland’s Myvatnsjokull Glacier.

New Funds Help Girls On Ice Canada Expand Access to Glacier Expeditions

12 June 2019, by

Inspiring Girls Expeditions has organized science excursions for young girls since 1999. Its Canadian program just got a major boost for 2019.

China’s Asejiaguo Glacier Is Retreating

11 June 2019, by

The Asejiaguo Glacier, which drains east from the China-Nepal border, is retreating, according to Landsat images examined by Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto.

Roundup: A Glacier State Congressman Changes Tone, Minority Rights in Asian Glacier Region, and a New Early Warning System in Peru

10 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, climate change is becoming a talking point for one glacier state congressman, treatment of minorities in China’s glaciated western provinces takes stage at the UN, and a new GLOF early warning system in Peru.

Photo Friday: Nelly Elagina’s View of Mount Elbrus

7 June 2019, by

A glacier researcher from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geography captures the beauty of the European continent’s tallest peak.

The Impact of the GRACE Mission on Glaciology and Climate Science

6 June 2019, by

One of the most revolutionary advances for physical sciences in recent decades is the GRACE mission, aimed towards better understanding of the mass changes of the planet’s hydrosphere and cryosphere.