Roundup: GRACE for Glacier Retreat, Heat Waves on New Zealand Glaciers, and Peatland Water Dynamics in South America

13 May 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about the use of GRACE satellite information on tracking glaciers, impacts of warming on New Zealand glaciers, and water dynamics in the Andes, Bolivia, and Peru.

Photo Friday: US Glaciers Seen from Space

10 May 2019, by

Orbiting at an altitude of 250 miles, the International Space Station provides a spectacular vantage point from which NASA astronauts can capture images of the nation’s glaciers.

Rising Temperatures May Not Cause More Frequent GLOF Catastrophes

9 May 2019, by

Recent analysis of the Himalayas shows that despite high melt rates, glacier lake outburst floods remain infrequent.

Video of the Week: A ‘Staggering’ Amount of Meltwater in Greenland

8 May 2019, by

Video from Ohio State University researcher Santiago de la Peña shows raging meltwater streams already carving through the surface of Greenland.

Photographing Transformation and Ethnographic Predicaments in Nepal’s Himalaya

8 May 2019, by

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa reflects on a photo exhibition hosted by the University of British Columbia highlighting a variety of transformations underway in Nepal.

Illustrating the Adventures of German Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt

7 May 2019, by

Lillian Melcher tells GlacierHub about her approach to illustrating a new graphic novel that depicts the travels and discoveries of the influential scientist.

Roundup: Project Pressure Exhibition, Melting Swiss Glaciers Provide Opportunity, and The Tibetan Snowcock

6 May 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, glaciers are a central narrative at a world class art exhibition in Vienna, the Swiss make the best of its melting glaciers, and a study on a little-known bird, the Tibetan Snowcock.

Video of the Week: Can Blankets Protect Swiss Glaciers from Melting?

2 May 2019, by

In this Video of the Week, residents of the Swiss Alps are seen covering a glacier with ginormous tarps in the hope of preserving an important source of water and cultural significance.

North Cascade 2019 Winter Accumulation Assessment

1 May 2019, by

Early signs point toward a seventh consecutive, negative balance year for snow accumulation on the glaciers of the North Cascades.

Planning Meetings to Focus on Water Management in the Andean Region

30 April 2019, by

Officials from Chile, Colombia, and Peru will gather for a series of meetings focused on developing strategies for managing water resources in the context of climate change.

Round Up: Ice Thickness, Volcano Impacts on Glaciers, and Biodiversity in Antartica

29 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about projections of glacier change, the risk of melting glaciers near Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, and the changing biodiversity of Antarctica.

Photo Friday: New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier

26 April 2019, by

The glacier is quickly retreating, but the Tasman Glacier still draws a crowd. A honeymooning couple share their visit to the Southern Alps.