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Tag: Glacier

ESA: Earth from Space: Vatnajökull

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland’s southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014. Glaciers cover 11% of Iceland’s landscape, the largest being the Vatnajökull – known as the Vatna Glacier in English – which at 8000 sq km is also the largest in Europe. Up to a …

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Nature Video: Glaciers lost in time

As the world warms, Greenland melts. We know that sea levels are rising, but it’s hard to predict how quickly Greenland’s glaciers might disappear into the sea. Anders Anker Bjørk and his colleagues are using 1930s photos to examine how these glaciers have changed over the last 80 years, and what their future might hold.

National Geographic: Photo Evidence: Glacier National Park Is Melting Away

Glacier National Park is losing its iconic glaciers to a changing climate. In the mid-1800s, this Montana landscape was covered by 150 glaciers—today only 25 remain. To show the decrease in glacier size, scientists from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center photograph the same areas where glaciers were photographed in the early 1900s. Dan …

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NASA: Greenland’s Ice Layers Mapped in 3D

Peering into the thousands of frozen layers inside Greenland’s ice sheet is like looking back in time. Each layer provides a record of not only snowfall and melting events, but what the Earth’s climate was like at the dawn of civilization, or during the last ice age, or during an ancient period of warmth similar …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Aletsch

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Discover the largest glacier in the Alps in this edition.  

Studiocanoe: Welcome to Union Glacier

Union Glacier is located in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica. This is a short film documentary by Studio Caneoe about a small team of people who live and work on the glacier during the Antarctic summer.