Firn aquifers—pockets of meltwater beneath the surface of an ice sheet—could have far-reaching impacts on subglacial hydrology, a new study finds.
Satellite data reveal how colorful algae are melting the Greenland ice sheet.
The effects of climate change could fuel a new sand mining industry in Greenland.
In the latest episode of its Centennial series, AGU’s Third Pod from the Sun recounts the history of a top-secret military project with unintended environmental consequences.
Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise.
Ice-penetrating radar revealed a 31-kilometer impact crater—one of the world’s largest—in northwestern Greenland that might have been formed fewer than 20,000 years ago.
New observations of surface ice velocity over northern Greenland challenge current assumptions used in ice sheet models to model the deformation mechanisms that govern ice flow.
Field measurements from the Bowdoin Glacier show that entrainment of deep water into upwelling glacial discharge delivers crucial nutrients to the surface of the surrounding fjord.
Slippage began hours before a landslide-driven tsunami destroyed a village in northwestern Greenland.
Summit Station Science Summit; Arlington, Virginia, 28–29 March 2017