glaciers

Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

Seismic stations may provide a real-time, remote monitoring system to give early warnings of glacial lake outburst floods that devastate downstream communities. Global warming is drastically increasing the risk of these floods.


Water towers at risk as glaciers recede

Research provides new insight on mountain glacier-derived water resource systems, impacting up to 1.9 billion people globally.


Himalayan glaciers’ melting has doubled

Rising temperatures has accelerated the melting of this huge region dramatically since the start of the 21st century.


GLACIAL GHOSTS

U geologist gives tips for touring the canyon’s glacial past.


HUMANS OF THE U: JIM KARNER

“We do the recoveries and the collection of meteorites in Antarctica. Forty-one years now we’ve been recovering meteorites and bringing those samples to science.”