Damien Mansell

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Movement decreasing for portion of Greenland Ice Sheet

In the face of decades of increasing temperatures and surface melting, the movement of the southwest portion of the Greenland Ice Sheet that …

Global Warming

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Global Warming

On the Rocks: The Challenges of Predicting Sea Level Rise

One of the most devastating potential impacts of global climate change is a large global sea level rise over the coming century and beyond. This …

Climate Change

Melting slows Greenland ice flow

It may seem counter intuitive, but satellite data suggest that part of the Greenland ice sheet moves more slowly if the surface of the ice melts …

Global Warming

Iceberg Covered with Volcanic Ash Breaking Off from Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Iceland - AMAZING!

Ice and the Sky: the cold truth about climate change

The French glaciologist Claude Lorius talks about a new documentary that tells how the Antarctic surveys of his team alerted the world to the threat posed by carbon emissions<p>Claude Lorius sits on a rocky outcrop and gazes pensively across a vast, white vista. Next to him a penguin patters past, …

Global Warming

Greenland Fjord Going Ice Free - From a Glacier's Perspective

<b>Google Earth image from 2010 of Alangordlia Fjord</b><p>At the AGU 2015 meeting a clear change from 15 years ago is the interdisciplinary nature of most …

Global Warming

Arctic Gets Check-Up: Temperature Highest on Record

SAN FRANCISCO — The Arctic has just received its yearly checkup from a group of international scientists, and the patient isn’t looking well. October …

Global Warming

Twitter Video

Ski Resorts Seek Alternatives

As snow rapidly disappears from high mountains, ski and winter sport resorts are looking for alternatives to keep their struggling businesses …

Skiing

Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions -- The cryosphere (A1 W5) BETA

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AGU Student Video Contest: What Color is a Glacier?

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

A study, published in the journal <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i>, has revealed two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two …

Global Warming

National Snow and Ice Data Center

We’ve all heard it: Arctic sea ice is melting. Sea ice is thinner year to year and there is less of it. In 2007, scientists observed a nearly 50 …

Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?

While Arctic sea ice continues to decline, Antarctic levels are confounding the world’s most trusted climate models with record highs for the third year running. Karl Mathiesen investigates.<p>Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, follow Karl Mathiesen’s Facebook page, email …

Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

Researchers may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, namely why glaciers in the Karakoram range …

The bi-polar behaviour of surge-type glaciers – Heidi Sevestre

Wahlenbergbreen, Svalbard, in full surge mode (credits: Heïdi Sevestre)<p>Surge-type glaciers are the bi-polar member of the family of glacier dynamics. …

Climate Change

Cortaderal Glacier Retreat, Chile

Cortaderal Glacier is in central Chile on the south slope of Paloma a stratovolcano. The glacier feeds the Cortaderal River which joins the Cachapoal …

Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014 : Notes from the Field : Blogs

Archive for ‘Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014’<p>Hi, my name is Craig Swenson. I’m one of the newest members of the NASA Operation IceBridge …

Mýrdalsjökull Then and Now : Image of the Day

More than half of Iceland's numerous ice caps and glaciers sit near or directly over volcanoes, meaning fire and ice sometimes unite. For example, …

Thaw point: Why is Antarctica’s sea ice still growing?

<i>In the waters around the warming continent, the icy grip of winter seems stronger than ever. We explore the mystery of the Southern Ocean sea ice</i><p>The …