Blog: Land of Snow and Ice
How Do Scientists Date Historical Glacial Retreats?
Have you ever wondered how scientists date historical glacial retreats? Glacial scientists often seek to understand when and how fast glaciers receded (retreated). This information is critical for understanding paleoclimate...Read more
Despite what many may think, glacial environments host thriving communities of plant life and other organisms. Many kinds of plants have adapted to the cooler environment surrounding the glacier (such as...Read more
Satellites orbiting the earth predict sub-glacial hydrology at Matanuska Glacier!
Data from passive microwave satellites orbiting earth were used to predict timing and duration of surface melting conditions which were correlated to the opening of sub-glacial plumbing conditions marking the onset of spring flooding at Matanuska Glacier.Read more