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 Peter Deneen
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.
Smoke and dust from bushfires in Australia have crossed the Tasman Sea and settled on glaciers in New Zealand. This coating of ash threatens New Zealand’s glaciers by increasing melting. It also highlights the severity of Australia’s bushfires.
As a climate threat, sea level rise has been well-documented. However, it’s rising lake levels, linked to the warming climate, that may be threatening the shores of Duluth, Minnesota, a city recognized for its climate-safe attributes and that is being advertised as a safe haven for climate refugees.
The Video of the Week highlights what needs to be done between now and COP26 to keep the Paris Agreement on track to meet its goals.
Construction of a mountain airport has landed the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru—a world heritage site—on the World Monument Fund’s “Watch List.” Archaeologists, environmentalists, and social activists worry that greater access to the region will lead to unrestrained tourism, putting ancient sites, traditional ways of living, and fragile environments at risk.