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Large storage potential in future ice-free glacier basins

November 14, 2019

Global warming will cause substantial glacier retreat for the majority of the world’s glaciers over the next few…
Successful Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends

October 5, 2019

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure…
Glaciologists unveil most precise map ever of Antarctic ice velocity

August 1, 2019

Constructed from a quarter century’s worth of satellite data, a new map of Antarctic ice velocity by glaciologists…
Flowing Antarctic Ice Mapped 10 Times More Accurately

July 30, 2019

Far more accurate than any previous map, this new representation of glacier flows in Antarctica opens the door…
Underwater Glacial Melting Occurring Much Faster Than Predicted

July 29, 2019

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by…
New observations find Alaskan glacier melt rates significantly higher than predicted by theory

July 26, 2019

New acoustic observations mapping the changing face of the LeConte Glacier in southeast Alaska show that the rate…
Instability in Antarctic Ice Projected to Make Sea Level Rise Rapidly

July 10, 2019

Images of vanishing Arctic ice is jarring, but its potential contributions to sea level rise are no match for Antarctica’s,…
Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

June 20, 2019

Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue…
Going wireless in Greenland

June 18, 2019

Our warming world is melting the ice on top of glaciers, causing meltwater to trickle down through cracks…
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

June 18, 2019

New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier – Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s…
Patagonia ice sheets thicker than previously thought, study finds

June 4, 2019

After conducting a comprehensive, seven-year survey of Patagonia, glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine and partner institutions…
Scientists aim to get ahead of fast-flowing glaciers

May 22, 2019

Using advanced mapping techniques, scientists are trying to predict when and where fast-flowing glaciers in Western Canada could…
Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

April 27, 2019

There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise – added water from melting ice sheets…
NASA Begins Final Year of Airborne Polar Ice Mission

April 5, 2019

This is the last year for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s most comprehensive airborne survey of ice change. Since the…
A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

April 1, 2019

In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice…
Cold Water Currently Slowing Fastest Greenland Glacier

March 26, 2019

NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20…
NASA’s Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four

March 15, 2019

Only seven months after NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission wrapped its last field campaign on the world’s…
Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

January 31, 2019

A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing…
Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland

January 10, 2019

The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland’s glaciers is significantly…
Changing thickness of glaciers affects their movement

January 4, 2019

Due to increasing temperatures on Earth some ice is bound to melt. Understanding how and when it is…
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation

December 17, 2018

Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding…
More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

December 11, 2018

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have…
Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-term Decline: NASA

December 7, 2018

New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the…
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers

November 21, 2018

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered.…
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

November 15, 2018

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath…
Massive Antarctic Iceberg Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

November 11, 2018

NASA’s Operation IceBridge on Wednesday, November 7, flew over an iceberg that is three times the size of…
2 Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

October 24, 2018

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16,…
Stanford scientists observe water storage, a missing piece that could help explain how glaciers move

October 18, 2018

Stanford scientists have revealed the presence of water stored within a glacier in Greenland, where the rapidly changing…
Finding Open Water in Greenland’s Icy Seas

October 2, 2018

“Three, two, one … drop!” Researchers in NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign heard that phrase 239 times this…
2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

September 28, 2018

Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 23, according…
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