An international team produced an integrated assessment of polar ice mass losses in 2012. Now efforts to provide an up-to-date assessment are under way, with an open invitation for participation.
To better prepare mountain communities for possible floods, experts say that it is important to understand the communities themselves.
Ice caving started as a weekend hobby but has now blossomed into a portion of graduate student Kiya Riverman's Ph.D. research.
Scientists review 60 years of direct and remote observations of crevasses and the models used to simulate them.
Deep cracks in the ice may provide insight into glacier decay and help predict sea level rise.
Researchers examine evidence from a past interglacial period to predict sea level rise in the future.
PALSEA2 2015 Workshop; Tokyo, Japan, 22–24 July 2015
Scientists model how Antarctic meltwater from specific locations could affect the Antarctic Bottom Water, ocean temperatures, and salinity.
Increasing ice temperatures and decreasing ice viscosities could lead to "thermal-viscous collapse" of the Greenland ice sheet, raising sea levels as much as 51 centimeters over the next 500 years.
The next decade of research should focus on the need to understand the changing Antarctic environment and how organisms adapt to it, a high-level report says.