Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand. Credit: Vaido Otsar Running through the heart of New Zealand’s glacier country is the infamous Alpine Fault. The 600 kilometer-long (370 mile) faultline on the boundary of the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates beneath the country’s South Island produces infrequent but significant earthquakes. In the line […]

Comparison of Lyell Glacier in 1866 (A) and in 2018 (B). Image A: View from Meins Knob by Julius Haast. 1867. Full citation: (published 1867, painted in 1866): ‘Report on the headwaters of the River Rakaia, with twenty illustrations, a map, and three appendixes. Christchurch, 1867 Haast, Johann Franz Julius […]

A surging glacier in the St. Elias Mountains, Canada. Credit: Gwenn Flowers New model answers longstanding question of how these sudden flows happen; may expand understanding of Antarctic ice sheets. About 10 percent of the Earth’s land mass is covered in glaciers, most of which slip slowly across the land […]

Denman Glacier, February 26 – 28, 2020. Using a combination of satellite sensors, scientists recently found that Denman Glacier has been retreating both above and below the water line. That one glacier in East Antarctica holds as much ice as half of West Antarctica, so scientists are concerned about its […]

Researchers from UCI and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the unique topography beneath East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse. Credit: NASA UCI, NASA scientists assess ice sheet with potential to raise global sea levels nearly 5 feet. East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated […]

Rosie Bisset used specially-adapted drones to study the glaciers in the Andes ROSIE BISSET An Edinburgh university researcher has used drones to capture a bird’s-eye view of some of the highest glaciers in South America. Rosie Bisset is part of a project to map the Andes glaciers which are retreating […]