Ice Age glaciers can help us track the jet stream 12,000 ago, and by comparing its path today we can see how it's moving northwards, changing weather patterns and indicating climate change.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~7 min
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Shrinking glaciers have created a new normal for Greenland's ice sheet – consistent ice loss for the foreseeable future
Greenland's glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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Our research found these remote Arctic islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Ice cores can preserve evidence of 'black swan' events like pandemics and droughts, but the glaciers from which they are collected are disappearing.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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How speculation came to be presented as scientific fact and inspired a decidedly non-glacial race to discover the future of Himalayan glaciers.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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Glacier mice aren't rodents – they're mysterious balls of moss that manage to live in one of the world's harshest environments.
June 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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The huge machine keeps ice at the right temperature to examine how melting glaciers slide. It led to a new "slip law" to benefit future research.
April 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers used robotic kayaks to track meltwater and discovered that massive tidewater glaciers may be melting a lot faster than anyone thought.
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~3 min
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Greenland is losing ice mass seven times faster than it did in the 1990s. "…we're in the worst-case scenario," says one researcher.
Dec. 19, 2019 • ~4 min
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Newly digitized archival film footage suggests that the Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica could collapse sooner than expected
Sept. 9, 2019 • ~5 min
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