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Snow and Ice

Widespread Melt on the George VI Ice Shelf
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Widespread Melt on the George VI Ice Shelf

In January 2020, a vast area of melt formed on the surface of the ice shelf west of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Published Jan 22, 2020

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The Island Shaped like a Horseshoe
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The Island Shaped like a Horseshoe

Deception Island is one of the only places in the world where ships can sail directly into the center of an active volcano.

Published Jan 17, 2020

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Iceland’s Volcanic Glacier
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Iceland’s Volcanic Glacier

Skeiðarárjökull is known for flooding caused by volcanic eruptions underneath the ice.

Published Jan 10, 2020

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Traces of Australia on New Zealand Glaciers
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Traces of Australia on New Zealand Glaciers

Carried by the wind, dust and ash particles from Australia have painted some South Island glaciers with a brown-orange tint.

Published Jan 3, 2020

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Southern California Snow
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Southern California Snow

A fast-moving storm dropped a heavy dose of winter—and even a tornado—on the region.

Published Dec 31, 2019

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