Malaspina Glacier. Source: NASA.

Largest Piedmont Glacier in North America

Caitlin Dempsey

The largest piedmont glacier in North America is found in southeastern Alaska and is known as the Malaspina Glacier.

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

Elizabeth Borneman

Landsat satellite data helped researchers analyze advancing glaciers in the Karakoram mountains, which is uncommon compared to most glaciers worldwide.

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 Studinger


Elizabeth Borneman

Moraines are the piles of dirt and rock that are displaced by a glacier as it moves across the landscape.

GIS Data of the World’s Glaciers

Caitlin Dempsey

An international group of seventy scientists hailing from more than eighteen countries have created the first global datasets of the ...

A photograph of peaks and glaciers in the Swiss Alps taken from the International Space Station.

Fighting snowmelt with a windshield

Caitlin Dempsey

Geographer Hans-Joachim Fuchs is convinced that the use of windscreens to funnel katabatic winds (cold winds that blow downhill) in ...