Snow and Ice

Summer Melting in Svalbard
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Summer Melting in Svalbard

A record amount of meltwater, much of which flowed to the ocean, is the latest expression of a rapidly warming climate in Norway’s ice-covered archipelago.

Published Aug 5, 2022

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Dusty Glaciers in Iceland
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Dusty Glaciers in Iceland

Windstorms lofted sand and dust from the ground onto the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Published Jul 29, 2022

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Southern Nights with Lights
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Southern Nights with Lights

The aurora australis fluttered north and south of the Antarctic Circle on several nights in July.

Published Jul 25, 2022

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Snow Blanket for the Andes
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Snow Blanket for the Andes

Back-to-back weather systems in July 2022 eased rainfall deficits in central Chile and added to the snowpack atop the mountain range.

Published Jul 18, 2022

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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation
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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation

The bears in Southeast Greenland are uniquely adapted to living where sea ice is scarce for much of the year.

Published Jun 17, 2022

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