Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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
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
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