Latest Glaciology Stories
Recent climate induced changes to Arctic polar bears’ environment is affecting their habits and ability to survive, with the bears having to rely more and more on internal fat reserves
The oft-cliché idea behind the naming of Iceland and Greenland claims their names were derived in an attempt to fool would be sailing marauders, attracting them to the desolate but more hospitably named Greenland, leaving the citizens of Iceland to live upon their slightly more lush island without threat of invasion.
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron’s abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean’s food web.
Antarctica's topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led team of geoscientists.
About 635 million years ago, our world was covered in ice during an event called "Snowball Earth," and new details provide a new insight on the duration of this event.
The fact sea levels could rise if the polar ice caps melt has been long established, but according to new research some regions could see greater increases than others.
Not cleaning a kitty’s litter box could be a disgusting thought for cat owners, but for Brian Chase of Montpellier University in France — layers of dried urine can reveal exciting new details about an environment as they stack up year after year and generation after generation.
New observations using satellites have confirmed University of Washington researchers' analysis the Arctic Ocean sea ice really is thinning.
Researchers are disputing the theory that the culprit behind the historic sea ice minimum was "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012."
The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....
The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...
Meltwater is water that is released from melting snow or ice. This includes meltwater from glacial ice and ice shelves over oceans. Meltwater is often produced during volcanic eruptions, and can cause dangerous lahars (landslides of wet volcanic debris). When meltwater pools on the surface rather than draining or flowing away, it forms pools known as melt ponds. Meltwater will often refreeze as the temperature drops. Meltwater can also collect or melt under the ice's surface. Sub-glacial...
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