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Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt

June 26, 2019

New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in…
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt

June 19, 2019

The Arctic is melting faster than we thought it would. In fact, Arctic ice extent is at a record…
Greenland ice melting rapidly, study finds

January 23, 2019

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the…
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…
Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

January 8, 2019

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity…
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…
Reduced Sierra Nevada snowmelt runoff to threaten California agriculture

October 12, 2018

An estimated three-quarters of the water used by farms, ranches and dairies in California originates as snow in…
Melting ice poses fleeting ecological advantage but sustained global threat, Stanford scientist says

September 7, 2018

From collecting field samples inside the ocean’s frozen ice pack to analyzing satellite images in the comfort of…
NASA Visualizes the Dance of a Melting Snowflake

March 30, 2018

A new video features a visualization of the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere,…
Study helps explain Greenland glaciers’ varied vulnerability to melting

March 15, 2018

“The undersides of glaciers in deeper valleys are exposed to warm, salty Atlantic water, while the others are…
Predicting snowpack in the West before the first flake falls

February 1, 2018

New research suggests that the West’s cities and farms may no longer need to wait all winter to…
Study: Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn’t spike during previous natural warming period

August 24, 2017

Scientists concerned that global warming may release huge stores of methane from reservoirs beneath Arctic tundra and deposits…
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades

May 3, 2017

Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers…
NASA Study Identifies New Pathway for Greenland Meltwater to Reach Ocean

February 17, 2017

Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research…
Greenland ice sheet melting can cool subtropics, alter climate

February 10, 2017

A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold…
Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

February 2, 2017

Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and…
Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores

January 25, 2017

When spring comes to the Arctic, the breakup of the cold winter ice sheets starts at the surface…
NASA Releases New, Detailed Greenland Glacier Data

December 22, 2016

NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission has released preliminary data on the heights of Greenland coastal glaciers from…
UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica

October 27, 2016

Two new studies by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA have found the fastest ongoing…
Historical Records May Underestimate Sea Level Rise

October 19, 2016

A new NASA and university study using NASA satellite data finds that tide gauges — the longest and…
Season of intense melting in Antarctica offers insights into continent’s future

October 17, 2016

A single season of intense melting that affected Antarctica between 2001 and 2002 offers new insights into the…
Greenland ice is melting 7 percent faster than previously thought

September 22, 2016

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the…
Turn your eyes to the skies for the latest explorers

August 20, 2016

From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned…
Earlier snowmelt decreases streamflow, reduces forests’ ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide

August 6, 2016

Earlier annual snowmelt periods may hinder the ability of forests to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to…
Study links 2015 melting Greenland ice to faster Arctic warming

June 13, 2016

A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as…
NASA’s Operation IceBridge Completes 2016 Arctic Spring Campaign

June 7, 2016

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, ended its eighth spring Arctic campaign on May 21. During…
Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth’s Poles

May 21, 2016

Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss…
Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

April 25, 2016

Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice…
Scientists find melting of Greenland’s glaciers worse than previously thought

April 24, 2016

Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to…
New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers’ Melting Risk

April 23, 2016

Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to…
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