glacier, definition of
A multi-year surplus accumulation of snowfall in excess of snowmelt on land and resulting in a very large mass of ice.
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- Himalayan glacier breaks off in India, causing a deadly avalanche
An intense rescue mission has been underway in India since Sunday morning, following the break of a Himalayan glacier. The glacial breakoff triggered an avalanche of mud, water and rock debris that swept away a hydroelectric dam. At the time of writing,...
- Global ice melt is in line with the IPCC worst-case scenario
Ice around the world is now melting at a record rate, according to recent research findings published in the journal The Cryosphere. According to Thomas Slater, lead author and researcher from the University of Leeds, the consequences of the ice loss...
- Ice melt uncovers five new islands in the Russian Arctic
Five new Russian islands have emerged from the mass melting of glaciers and sea ice in the Arctic region. The islands were first spotted in 2016 by the Russian Navy via satellite imagery and were recently confirmed and mapped during an expedition this...
- NASA finds cavity the size of Manhattan underneath Antarctic glacier
NASA just made a disturbing discovering underneath the Antarctic ice. A team led by the space agency found a huge cavity — around 1,000 feet high — under a glacier in Antarctica, and it is steadily expanding in size.[...]
- The largest fire in Greenland's history warns of an extreme future
The largest wildfire in Greenland's history burned bright last summer, a potential warning sign for a future rattled by catastrophic climate change. Scientists are concerned that Greenland's massive ice sheet may absorb the black carbon smog produced...
- Sheldon Chalet combines extreme engineering with luxury on North America's highest mountain
Sheldon Chalet is a cozy retreat perched on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain in Alaska. Set on Denali at 6,000 feet in elevation, the Sheldon Chalet offers views of breathtaking natural surroundings while enveloping its guest in a blanket...
- Snhetta unveils plans for worlds first energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle
Snøhetta just revealed designs for the world’s first energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle—an incredible proposal given the region’s below-freezing temperatures...
- Snhetta unveils designs for worlds first energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle
Snøhetta has revealed designs for the world’s first energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle—an incredible proposal given the region’s below-freezing temperatures...
- Scientists puzzle over subterranean heat melting Greenland's glaciers
Researchers have acquired evidence that heat emanating from deep below the Earth's surface is contributing to the meltdown of Greenland's glaciers. Though they have long suspected that a subterranean heat source was a factor in the melting glaciers, scientists...
- Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth
Two of Antarctica's glaciers are holding our civilization hostage, meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in a piece for Grist. Pine Island and Thwaites are among the continent's biggest and fastest-melting glaciers, together holding back ice that could unleash...
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