Rime ice builds into the wind. Water droplets from a cold, moist wind deposit onto a surface facing the wind, freeze and slowly accumulate, making unique structures. Here, the rime […]
The glaciology community lost a great scientists this week and even those of us who were not close to Gordon are reevaluating the risks associated with fieldwork. There are places […]
The Rwenzori glaciers seem to be a symbol of national pride in Uganda. Below is a summary of a conversation I had with a park ranger: Ranger: I went to […]
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/18/boaty-mcboatface-may-not-be-name-of-new-polar-research-vessel Step 1: Ask tax payers to suggest and vote for a name for a research vessel their tax dollars paid for. Step 2: Embrace the fact that you might […]
I thought of this while I was making breakfast.
“Girls on Ice” is not a figure skating attraction. It is an awesome program that takes high school girls onto glaciers to talk about science. http://girlsonice.org/ This annual event now […]
We often think about ice and glaciers responding to climate instead of influencing climate, but they can! Here are a few ways that ice can cool the climate: Albedo (reflectivity […]