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Scientists pioneer method to track water flowing through glaciers

Researchers for the first time have used seismic sensors to track meltwater flowing through glaciers and into the ocean, an essential step to understanding...

Backward-moving glacier helps scientists explain glacial earthquakes

The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that...

Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier

The remains of tiny creatures found deep inside a mountaintop glacier in Peru are clues to the local landscape more than a millennium ago,...

The ebb and flow of Greenland’s glaciers

In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the...

Using radar satellites to study Icelandic volcanoes and glaciers

On August 16 of last year, Mark Simons, a professor of geophysics at Caltech, landed in Reykjavik with 15 students and two other faculty...

Glacier changes at the top of the world

If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic change in the decades to come. A...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers

Researchers who normally use high-resolution satellite imagery to study glaciers are using their technology this week to help with disaster relief and longer-term stabilization...

Friction means Antarctic glaciers more sensitive to climate change than we...

One of the biggest unknowns in understanding the effects of climate change today is the melting rate of glacial ice in Antarctica. Scientists agree...

Tracking glaciers with accelerators

Geologists once thought that, until about 18,000 years ago, a mammoth glacier covered the top two-thirds of Ireland. Recently, however, they found evidence that...

Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change

Earth's crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island's great ice caps, a University of Arizona-led team reports in an upcoming...

Melting glaciers have big carbon impact

As Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, researchers and public policy experts have focused largely on how all of...

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

As a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier, according to laboratory experiments conducted by Iowa State University glaciologists. They...

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

As a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier, according to laboratory experiments conducted by Iowa State University glaciologists. They...

Glacier song

Mountain glaciers represent one of the largest repositories of fresh water in alpine regions. However, little is known about the processes by which water...

Researchers look to the Southern Ocean for an explanation of the...

The paleoclimate record for the last ice age—a time 21,000 years ago called the "Last Glacial Maximum" (LGM)—tells of a cold Earth whose northern...

International team maps nearly 200,000 global glaciers in quest for sea...

An international team led by glaciologists from the University of Colorado Boulder and Trent University in Ontario, Canada has completed the first mapping of...

Earlier Peak for Spain’s Glaciers

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels...

Earlier Peak for Spain’s Glaciers

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels...

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key...

High-Arctic Heat Tops 1,800-Year High, Says Study

Summers on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard are now warmer than at any other time in the last 1,800 years, including during medieval times...

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