Greenland ice sheet: sensitive + melting fast

About 10% of the world's fresh water is stored in the Greeland ice sheet: a cap of freshwater ice that covers more than 50,000 km² of inland Greenland's landmass. If the Greenland ice sheet melts completely, predictions are that the release of that 10% of water will raise our planet's sea level about 7 metres.… Continue reading Greenland ice sheet: sensitive + melting fast

NASA on glaciers

The Ice Cubicle is delighted to report that WIRED magazine published a whole set of gorgeous NASA photos of glaciers online this week (Monday Sept. 21). Stunning Views of Glaciers From Space is a visually incredible, helpfully annotated batch of images. Dates ranging from 2001 (a false-color photo of the Erebus Ice Tongue in Antarctica,… Continue reading NASA on glaciers