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Over the past two and a half years, several large icebergs have separated from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica and some have made their way out into the Pacific Ocean to melt. Mainland Antarctica lies across the left side of the image. The Ross Ice Shelf is the solid, uniform white mass on the…(Read More)

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in all of Europe, lies in southeastern Iceland. In places 400 meters (1,312 feet) thick, the massive glacier covers 8 percent of the entire country. Vatnajökull is subject to glacial melt floods because of several active volcanoes heat melts portions of the bottom side of the glacier…(Read More)

The Amery Ice Shelf is an important dynamic system responsible for draining about 16 percent of the grounded East Antarctic ice sheet through only 2 percent of its coastline. Most of the mass input to the system occurs from the Lambert Glacier and several other glaciers. Mass loss from the system occurs through basal melting…(Read More)

This image from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite shows the termini of the glaciers in the Bhutan-Himalaya. According to a joint press release issued by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, the great majority of the world’s glaciers appear to be declining…(Read More)

In the below Envisat image (acquired on 6 March 2010) North America’s three lakes are pictured. Snow cover is evident across the land, and we can see ice build-up along some of the lakes’ edges. Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America…(Read More)

This pair of false-color images (top) from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, shows mountain Kazbek in Southern Russia before and after the collapse of the Kolka Glacier in 2002. On September 20, a collapse of a hanging glacier from the slope of mountain Dzhimarai…(Read More)

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