glaciology Archives - State of the Planet

New Study Supports Universal Glacier Slip Law

The study explains how friction alters the velocity of glaciers. It could have important implications for improving sea level rise projections.

by |May 21, 2020

In High Sierras, Remnants of Ice Age Tell a Tale of Future Climate

Aaron Putnam’s research in the California Sierras is part of an effort to study glaciers around the world—in Europe’s Alps, the Himalayas, Mongolia, Patagonia, New Zealand. He’s working on an important piece of the worldwide climate puzzle that can help us understand what’s ahead in a warming world.

by |February 14, 2017