Nearly 700 seasonal meltwater systems of interconnected channels, ponds and braided streams found in Antarctica.
A new study conducted by researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands revealed that the ice shelf in the eastern peninsula of Antarctica is not as stable or pristine as previously thought.
Tibet has suffered two consecutive avalanches in the past year, and many are curious about the probable causes of these two tragic events. The first avalanche in July displaced a massive amount of ice and rock, while the second avalanche last September involved even more. One study discovered that the recent avalanches are caused primarily by climate change in the region.
Following especially warm summers and increased icemelt, Greenland's ice sheet appears to waterlogged and unable to to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels.
Greenland's many supraglacial lakes have been seen suddenly and mysteriously draining as climate change causes this region to warm, and now scientists have finally explained the mechanism behind this phenomenon.
Rising temperatures are causing Greenland's meltwater lakes to drain at a dramatic rate, disappearing in a matter of just a few weeks, according to a new study.
The massive Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world, has long been considered a threat to global sea level rise, and now new research finds that its network of meltwater rivers and streams may be a major contributor to these rising waters.