Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global sea levels by several meters. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, as they prevent rising ocean temperatures and melting glacier ice. Credit: Anna Wåhlin. Inland Antarctic ice […]

This almost cloud-free image, captured on February 11, 2020, by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the freshly broken bergs in detail. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The Pine Island Glacier recently spawned an iceberg over 300 sq km that very quickly […]

Researchers digging out the drill site after a three-day storm with winds reaching 50 knots. Drifts of snow accumulated up to five feet. Credit: David Holland, NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi Scientists Find Record Warm Water in Antarctica, Pointing to Cause Behind Troubling Glacier Melt A team of scientists has […]

An autonomous kayak surveys the ocean in front of the 20-mile-long LeConte Glacier in Alaska. The kayak measures ocean currents and water properties to study the underwater melting of the glacier and track meltwater as it spreads in the ocean. Credit: David Sutherland/University of Oregon Tidewater glaciers, the massive rivers […]

Landsat 8 false-color composite of Vavilov Ice Cap on June 24, 2018. Authors of a new study suspect the images show the first observation of a transition from a glacial surge to a longer-lasting flow called an ice stream. Credit: AGU/Geophysical Research Letters/Whyjay Zheng. Scientists have captured the birth of […]

The glacier in 2010, during a drilling expedition to recover ice cores from the glacier. Credit: Photo courtesy Lonnie Thompson. The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade—and possibly sooner—due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, […]