Chickamin Glacier Retreat Generates Separation and Lake Expansion

29 May 2019, by

Mauri Pelto, scientist and author at From a Glacier’s Perspective, analyzes Landsat images of southeast Alaska’s Chickamin Glacier.

Scientists Catch Tibetan Snowcocks on Camera in their High-Elevation Habitats

23 May 2019, by

Harsh climate and environmental conditions makes it difficult to study species in high elevations. In a recent study published in Avian Research, scientists used camera traps to observe the elusive Tibetan snowcock in the Himalayas.

GlacierHub Seeks Contributors for Its New, International Feature Series

21 May 2019, by

If you’re a researcher, graduate student, or a glacier enthusiast, we’re looking for contributors to “Dispatches from the Cryosphere,” a new feature series we are launching this summer.

Roundup: Melting in the Caucasus, Tibetan Lake Expansion, and Early Warning in Ecuador

20 May 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier retreat in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, glacier lake expansion on the Tibetan Plateau, and early warning systems in Ecuador.

Photo Friday: Fi Bunn’s Alpine Images

17 May 2019, by

Photographer Fi Bunn discusses the allure of alpine settings that makes her return again and again to capture the peaks of southern Switzerland.

Nepal Considers Uranium Mining Proposal in the Himalayas

16 May 2019, by

A decade-old proposal for uranium mining in Nepal’s remote, glacier-rich Upper Mustang region has gained renewed attention from government officials eager to boost prosperity.

Video of the Week: Flying over Jakobshavn Glacier

15 May 2019, by

This Video of the Week features Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which recently began advancing after a long period of retreat.

Mercury from Melting Glaciers Threatens the Tibetan Plateau

15 May 2019, by

As the plateau’s glaciers melt, mercury contamination from fossil fuel emissions is being released into the region’s surface water.

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.