Search results for cryosphere

Environment May 15, 2019

Video: Visualizing the global thaw

One of the causalities of climate change is the diminishing ice cover, affecting our planet in a number of ways.

Earth Sciences Apr 09, 2019

More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would lose about two-thirds of their present-day ice volume, ...

Earth Sciences Apr 09, 2019

Glaciers lose 9 trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world ...

Earth Sciences Apr 05, 2019

Large Antarctic ice shelf, home to a UK research station, is about to break apart

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station, is about break off.

Earth Sciences Mar 07, 2019

It's raining on the Greenland ice—in the winter

Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study. ...

Earth Sciences Mar 06, 2019

New satellite keeps close watch on Antarctic ice loss

A recently-launched satellite mission has captured precision data on the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet proving a valuable addition to monitoring efforts in the region, according to work published this week in The Cryosphere.

Space Exploration Sep 11, 2018

Cool ways of studying the cryosphere

One of the key elements of Earth's climate system is the cryosphere – the many forms of ice found on Earth. Two new NASA missions use different technologies to help scientists better understand how frozen water is affecting ...

Earth Sciences Feb 13, 2013

A cold look at planet Earth: Learning from the world's frozen places

Water, the key to life, is also a key to understanding the way the natural world works. Water in the form of ice is especially instructive.

Earth Sciences Jan 18, 2011

Loss of reflectivity in the Arctic doubles estimate of climate models

A new analysis of the Northern Hemisphere's "albedo feedback" over a 30-year period concludes that the region's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice decline is more than double what state-of-the-art climate models ...

Earth Sciences Oct 20, 2016

Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to ...

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