Snow and Ice

Early Melting Along the Antarctic Peninsula
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Early Melting Along the Antarctic Peninsula

About a month before the start of astronomical summer in the southern hemisphere, vast areas of sea ice were already painted blue with meltwater.

Published Dec 3, 2020

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Outburst at Desolation Lake
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Outburst at Desolation Lake

A flood in a glacial lake behind Lituya Glacier surprised an unsuspecting fisherman and reworked a young delta in Alaska.

Published Nov 30, 2020

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Shedding Light on Greenland
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Shedding Light on Greenland

Nature’s beauty overtook science for an evening.

Published Nov 15, 2020

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Iceberg A-68A Nears South Georgia
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Iceberg A-68A Nears South Georgia

Scientists watch as A-68A, currently the planet’s largest iceberg, approaches a remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Published Nov 16, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion

Earth’s surface may seem motionless most of the time, but an array of measurements show that natural and human-caused processes cause coastal land to rise and fall.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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