Glaciers around the world are melting, all at different speeds. In this week’s Video of the Week, check out how scientists are using the sounds from melting Arctic glaciers to assess the speed of glacier melting.
The sounds are produced by air bubbles that become trapped when snow turns to ice over time. When the ice melts, the bubbles pop in the water producing a sound that can help show how fast a glacier is melting. By using acoustical recordings, scientists hope to improve our understanding of how sea levels may rise in the future. The video was published by the American Geophysical Union. In addition to this video, check out GlacierHub’s article on the paper behind the video.