Glaciers

Greenland ice at much more risk than thought, says study

Greenland ice at much more risk than thought, says study

Researchers have created the most comprehensive, accurate and high-resolution relief maps ever made of Greenland's bedrock and coastal seafloor.
 

Nov 04, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Spectacular view of fjord and glacier from NASA's IceBridge - See pic!

Spectacular view of fjord and glacier from NASA's IceBridge - See pic!

This year marks IceBridge's eighth spring campaign of science flights over Arctic sea and land. 

May 25, 2016, 14:12 PM IST
Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought

Scientists say melting of Greenland glaciers worse than thought

The findings showed “the glaciers in Greenland are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

Apr 25, 2016, 10:17 AM IST
Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

The water gains over land were spread globally but taken together, they equal the volume of Lake Huron, the world’s seventh largest lake.

Feb 12, 2016, 10:19 AM IST

Forget pizza delivery, drones mapping high-altitude glaciers now

About five km high in the Peruvian Andes, drones are helping scientists map glaciers and wetlands with 10-cm precision and gauge how climate change will affect the people who rely on those glaciers for water supply.

Dec 16, 2015, 20:04 PM IST

How rising sea-levels make days longer

The rotation of the Earth's core holds a clue to understanding global sea-level rise, scientists believe.

Dec 12, 2015, 19:55 PM IST
Glaciers in Mount Everest shrink 28% in 40 years: Report

Glaciers in Mount Everest shrink 28% in 40 years: Report

The glacier area on the south slope of the world's highest mountain, in Nepal, has decreased 26 per cent since the 1980s, the report said.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:00 PM IST
Penguin numbers on the rise as glaciers retreat: Report

Penguin numbers on the rise as glaciers retreat: Report

 Here comes good news for penguin lovers. Shrinking glaciers are leading to the birth of more Adelie penguins in the East Antarctica region, researchers report.

Nov 18, 2015, 13:03 PM IST
Increase in Antarctic snow is greater than losses: NASA

Increase in Antarctic snow is greater than losses: NASA

A new NASA study has revealed that the mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

Nov 01, 2015, 00:04 AM IST

Climate change can alter the planet's shape

 As melting glaciers erode the land, global warming could alter the shape of the planet, says a new study.

Oct 03, 2015, 13:44 PM IST
World glaciers melting faster than ever

World glaciers melting faster than ever

The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world.

Aug 04, 2015, 12:02 PM IST
Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.

May 25, 2015, 15:21 PM IST
Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

May 22, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

10,000-yr-old Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is nearing its end

A new NASA study has found that the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

May 15, 2015, 18:27 PM IST
Breakup fear for massive Antarctic ice shelf: Study

Breakup fear for massive Antarctic ice shelf: Study

The largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula is being thinned by warmer seas and air and could catastrophically break up, scientists said on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015, 05:14 AM IST
Gravity data reveals Antarctic ice sheet is melting at ever faster rate

Gravity data reveals Antarctic ice sheet is melting at ever faster rate

A team of researchers has found that Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east, suggesting that the southern continent's ice cap is melting ever faster.

May 01, 2015, 13:07 PM IST
Antarctica's dry valleys brimming with microbial life: Study

Antarctica's dry valleys brimming with microbial life: Study

Using a helicopter-borne sensor, a team of researchers has unearthed compelling evidence that beneath the Antarctica's dry valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change.

Apr 29, 2015, 13:30 PM IST
Dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water found on Mars

Dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water found on Mars

Astronomers have found dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water on Mars.

Apr 09, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

Dust-covered ice glaciers found on Mars

Mars has thousands of glaciers buried beneath its dusty surface, enough frozen water to blanket the planet with a 3.6-foot(1.1- metre) thick layer of ice, scientists said on Wednesday.

Apr 09, 2015, 03:44 AM IST

Glaciers in Brahmaputra basin may reduce alarmingly: Study

Glaciers in the upstream basin of the Brahmaputra, a 2,900-km-long river that originates from Tibet and flows into the Bay of Bengal, are likely to reduce alarmingly by the middle of the 21st century, according to an international body which also warned that the overall flow in the river was likely to increase.

Mar 04, 2015, 15:14 PM IST