Integrated approaches are needed to understand and respond to changes in tropical mountain ecosystems and communities brought about by receding glaciers and changes in land use.
Three of the remaining glaciers in the Pyrenees mountain range stopped flowing in the past decade.
Detailed measurements of the geometry and flow of Laurichard rock glacier over 67 years reveal the distinctive behavior of these landforms through periods of warming and cooling.
As Earth’s climate heats up, glacier structures are being revealed in unprecedented detail, allowing glaciologists to understand how the behavior of glaciers has changed over centuries to millennia.
Novel observations and inventive analyses of glacial discharge in Greenland have revealed new insights into the irregular and chaotic nature of ice-ocean interactions at glacial calving fronts.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center is training scientists to create immersive virtual field experiences of glaciers, sea ice, and snow.
In the works for more than a decade, proposed legislation to protect glacial and permafrost environments in Chile suffers from uncertainties and omissions that could sow conflict instead of solutions.
Over a 13-year period, almost a thousand flights surveyed land and sea ice across the Arctic, Antarctic, and Alaska, providing unique insights into how the polar regions are changing.
Crevasses are a feature of ice sheets but how deep they extend has been a mystery. Now crevasse traces have been visually identified to 265 meters in a borehole in a fast-moving outlet glacier.
For the first time, researchers have captured continuous data on the abrupt changes and activities happening at a glacier’s calving front.