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Too hot to stay cool: dangerously accelerating glaciers’ melt in New Zealand

Glaciers, popularly thought of as rivers of ice, are "sentinels" of climate change — stable and persisting over centuries, they slowly respond to environmental changes. So, measuring fluctuations in glaciers provides a great way to estimate the long-term effect of changing climate. Diminishing or even... click to read more

  • Jonathan L. Carrivick | Lecturer at School of Geography and water@leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Jenna L. Sutherland | Lecturer at School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
Views 161
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 24, 2021
Extreme glacier melt and climate change

Glaciers around the world are melting faster than in any previous decade since measurements began. Glaciers form when snow accumulates over many years and compresses into ice. Glaciers accumulate snow in the winter, and then melt ice in the summer. Cold temperatures, more snow, or both,... click to read more

  • Lauren J. Vargo | Research Fellow at Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Views 975
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 10, 2020
Past ice, future ice

In order to predict the impacts of Global Warming, scientists develop climate models that attempt to represent our real, complicated climate as closely as possible. Climate is the intertwined system of the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and ice. If we can understand how these variables interacted... click to read more

  • Melissa Reusche | Master Student at Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 23, 2019