News tagged with glacier ice

Into the belly of a glacier

Dropping into an ice cave is like entering another world: There's no wind, no ambient sound, and no discernible smell—unless you're eating a peanut butter sandwich; then the scent tends to overwhelm the cold, dark space. ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: The ice fields of Patagonia

This image taken Jan. 14, 2015, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows the glaciers of Sierra de Sangra, an icy stratovolcano spanning the border of Chile and Argentina. Snow and ice are blue in ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Glaciers on Svalbard behave differently

Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Polar tourists see an icy world melt

They go to paddle between glistening icebergs or ski on blinding white ice, but a rising number of polar tourists get to see something else, too: the monumental changes wrought by global warming.

dateNov 26, 2015 in Environment
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