Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are losing ice six times faster than they
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A new study finds that the number – and elevation – of meltwater lakes in Greenalnd is increasing. How do scientists know?
Scientists in Antarctica discover waterfalls, rivers and lakes they’re unused to.
Snow-Covered Desert are rare, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the Taklimakan Desert in western China. An observation by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on
In the image you can see a meltwater pond nestled amid the rock-and-ice covered fringe of Greenland. Most of the surface of Greenland is covered
The volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland, just before dawn on April 23, 2010: The worst is over. Lava flows freely. Earlier, as it punched through the ice
An iceberg is a large piece of ice from freshwater that has broken off from a snow-formed glacier or ice shelf and is floating in
Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters) deep. Photograph J. Balog
Some Greenland glaciers run slower in warm summers than cooler ones, meaning the icecap may be more resistant to warming than previously thought.
Like rivers of liquid water, glaciers flow downhill, with tributaries joining to form larger rivers. But where water rushes, ice crawls. As a result, glaciers