Video of the Week: Take a 360° Tour of Mount Baker

10 April 2019, by

High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.

Glacier Lessons as a Glacier Lessens

10 April 2019, by

For nearly 10 years, Jón Stefánsson’s grade-seven students have been tracking the disappearance of their local glacier in Iceland.

Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Heighten California Dam

9 April 2019, by

David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for an irrigation district that would benefit from increasing the capacity of the state’s largest reservoir, which is fed by glacier meltwater.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

8 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.

Photo Friday: Mount Baker Is Letting Off Some Steam

5 April 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features Mount Baker, a glacier-covered volcano in the North Cascades. Last week, a steam plume drew speculation about the potential for an eruption.

Unearthing Rock Glaciers: Hidden, Hydrological Landforms

4 April 2019, by

Rock glaciers, distinctive geomorphological landmasses, are frequently overshadowed by neighboring ice glaciers and overlooked due to their hidden nature. Although often forgotten, rock glaciers are common features in many mountain regions of the world.

Video of the Week: A Glacier in Greenland Is Growing—But Probably Not for Long

3 April 2019, by

Our Video of the Week features NASA analysis of the recent, albeit likely short-lived growth, to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier.

What Snow Algae in the Pacific Northwest Could Reveal About Life on Mars

2 April 2019, by

The University of Minnesota’s Trinity Hamilton and Jeff Havig analyze how snow algae interacts with carbon, which could aid the search for life on Mars.

Roundup: Himalayan GLOFS, Glacier-Fed Rivers in Peru, and New Zealand’s Southern Alps

1 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, find out about the challenges of estimating GLOF trends, a new project aimed to assess climate impacts on glacier-fed rivers, and the different effects of climate on small and large glaciers.

Photo Friday: The Shrinking Glaciers of the Altai Mountains

29 March 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features the receding glaciers of the Altai Mountains, which are located in East and Central Asia.

Last-Chance Tourism Spurs Eco-Consciousness and Climate Change

28 March 2019, by

Last-chance tourists often visit remote destinations to take in the beauty and experience of a place that may not be the same in the future. But in doing so, they are contributing to climate change, negatively impacting these destinations through carbon-intensive travel.

Video of the Week: Glacial Thinning in Greenland

27 March 2019, by

The week’s video of the week documents glacial thinning on Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier. Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier is one of Greenland’s largest tidewater outlet glaciers.