Dust from Receding Glaciers May Have Major Atmospheric Impacts

In spring 2016 in the remote northern reaches of Yukon, Canada, a glacier melted so quickly that its meltwater cut a new path through the ice and changed the course of the Ä’äy Chù, or Slims River. When the old riverbed dried out, the basin’s fine-grained dirt (created by glaciers grinding against bedrock) […]

Cold War-era satellites bring bad news about melting glaciers around Everest

At almost 29,000 feet, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the World. The melting of its glaciers threatens the water availability for millions of people. (abhishek91yo for Pixabay/) If you’re in Nepal, you call it Sagarmatha, “Head of the Earth in the Sky.” If you’re in China, the preferred term is Qomolungma, ’’Mother Goddess […]

Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers — ScienceDaily

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a trend which could lead to increased rates of ice melt in Antarctica, according to new research. Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow jets of air that […]