By combining changes in elevation with other data, scientists have developed a method for estimating the thickness of debris covering glaciers on whose water more than 800 million people depend.
Unforeseen political disputes could arise as countries assess who's responsible for the cleanup of the Cold War relics.
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.
Limited observational data sets and incomplete surface energy balance models constrain understanding of the driving processes for Greenland's ice sheet.
A new method will help scientists monitor the basal melt of ice sheets in Antarctica.
Scientists address human-driven trends in the Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance.
Liquid Water in Snow—Measurement Techniques and Modeling Approaches;
Davos, Switzerland, 2–4 April 2014