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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Rusting Fool’s Gold in Glaciers a Sign of Increased Carbon

According to a new study published by USC scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, rock and soil breakdown in glaciers generates more acidity and releases more carbon than other forms of natural weathering. Perhaps most interestingly, it is the elevated oxidation of pyrite, popularly known as “fool’s gold,” in the glacial

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Two Glaciers Collapse In Western Tibet

A glacier near Lake Aru in western Tibet collapsed on 17 July 2016. Now the Journal of Glaciology publishes the first scientific account of this cryospheric disaster in which nine local yak herders were killed. Eyewitnesses reported that the episode lasted only four to five minutes. More than 70 million cubic metres of ice tumbled

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Three Miles High: Using Drones to Study High-Altitude Glaciers

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2015 — While some dream of the day that aerial drones deliver their online purchases, scientists are using the technology today to deliver data that was never available before.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Hydrometeorological Firm Announces Glacier Monitoring System to Help Track Climate Change

SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015—A small Washington State firm now offers a website at www.ptaagmb.com that will monitor glaciers the world over, hoping to document climate changes that humans cannot detect. Glaciers are more sensitive to the climate than humans are and, as the climate continues to change unpredictably, observing the health of a large number of glaciers in different