glaciers


Physical Geography

This animation shows the movement of ice and debris near Panmah Glacier in Pakistan, near Central Karakoram National Park. The 17 false-color images were captured between August 1990 and July 2015 by the Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5, the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on Landsat 7, and the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. Source: NASA.This animation shows the movement of ice and debris near Panmah Glacier in Pakistan, near Central Karakoram National Park. The 17 false-color images were captured between August 1990 and July 2015 by the Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5, the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on Landsat 7, and the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. Source: NASA.

Karakoram Anomaly

Using Landsat satellite data, researchers compiled videos and still pictures of glaciers from four regions in the Karakoram mountains in central Asia. Unlike other glacial regions in the world, glaciers in the Karakoram are advancing rather than retreating.

Physical Geography

Terminal moraine of a small glacier on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Sometimes known as an end moraine, a terminal moraine is an accumulation of soil and rock that shows the farthest point of a glacier's advance. Credit: NASA / Michael StudingerTerminal moraine of a small glacier on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Sometimes known as an end moraine, a terminal moraine is an accumulation of soil and rock that shows the farthest point of a glacier's advance. Credit: NASA / Michael Studinger

Moraines

Moraines are the piles of dirt and rock that are displaced by a glacier as it moves across the landscape. These debris fields exist in areas that are currently glaciated and in places where glaciers have moved through in the past. Rocks, soil and other geological materials are caught up […]

Physical Geography

Fighting snowmelt with a windshield

Geographer Hans-Joachim Fuchs is convinced that the use of windscreens to funnel kabatic winds (cold winds that blow downhill) in order to keep them on top of the mountains will help prevent glacier melt. An article in the German magazine, Der Spiegel, notes that researchers estimate that all  European’s glaciers […]