A satellite image of a glacier in the Antarctic.

Glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula are Moving Faster During the Summers

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers analyzed 10,000+ satellite images taken from 2014 to 2021 to measure the seasonal velocity of 105 glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Satellite image of glaciers and bogs in northern Sweden.

Oldest National Park in Europe

Caitlin Dempsey

Established in 1909, Sarek in Sweden is Europe's oldest national park.

Natural-color image of Imja Tsho and surrounding glaciers. Source: Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, October 4, 2010.

Melting Glaciers and Larger Lakes

Caitlin Dempsey

A global survey that used satellite data has determined that overall, glacial lakes have increased in volume almost 50% since 1990.

Exposed rock ridges are thick Pleistocene lava flows that were confined between large glaciers. Glacier Peak, Washington, view north. Photo: Heather Bleick, USGS Public domain.


Elizabeth Borneman

Learn about glaciers including the types of glaciers and how glaciers move.

These Two Satellite Images Highlight the Disappearance of a Glacier

Caitlin Dempsey

Okjökull was once a large glacier in Iceland located in western Iceland on top of the volcanic mountain Ok. 

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