Latest Retreat of glaciers since Stories
A report, issued this week by the National Research Council (NRC) has concluded that glacial melt in the Eastern and Central Himalayas has accelerated at an alarming rate, while glaciers in the Western Himalayas may actually be growing. Researchers say that this trend could have both positive and negative consequences for local inhabitants and ecosystems.
Glaciers are one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet, and their melting or growing is one of the best indicators of climate change.
After the fall of the Soviet Union twenty years ago, water distribution in Central Asia became a source of conflict.
Researchers from Denmark’s University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the loss of ice mass in Greenland’s glaciers thanks to a chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates discovered in a Danish basement.
Some of Greenland's glaciers are moving approximately 30% faster than they were a decade ago, contributing to the rising sea level but not reaching worst-case speed levels that experts once feared.
Ever since the false prognoses of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Himalayan glaciers have been a focus of public and scientific debate.
A new study examining nearly 40 years of satellite imagery has revealed that the floating ice shelves of a critical portion of West Antarctica are steadily losing their grip on adjacent bay walls, potentially amplifying an already accelerating loss of ice to the sea.
The composition of land surface – such as vegetation type and land use – regulates the interaction of radiation, sensible heat and humidity between the land surface and the atmosphere and, thus, influences ground level climate directly.
Glaciers are retreating at an unexpectedly fast rate according to research done in Peru's Cordillera Blanca by McGill doctoral student Michel Baraer.
A new study has found that the glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years.
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