This is a photo of Zhadang Glacier in Tibet, China. Researchers have now mapped all of the world's glaciers, which will allow them to better study the…Read More »
icy rivers, as well as estimate the effects of climate change on glaciers. Less «
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Credit: Graham Cogley
This is an image of the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. The researchers catalogued nearly 200,000 glaciers, although the exact number of known…Read More »
glaciers changes frequently because some small glaciers disappear, and large glaciers get fragmented, the researchers said. The inventory includes information about the location, extent and volume of every glacier. Less «
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Randolph Glacier Inventory
Credit: Paul Bierman, University of Vermont
This is a photo of Russell Glacier in Greenland. The researchers named the inventory the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI), after one of the research group’s…Read More »
Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
This image was captured by a NASA satellite in the Bhutan Himalayas.
More than 70 experts from more than 18 countries worked on the project, using satellite data on each glacier.
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Credit: National Park Service
The photo shows glaciers in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park. All glaciers listed in the inventory have computer-readable outlines, which helps scientists…Read More »
to develop programs to understand how exactly glaciers interact with climate change.
"You can model every glacier," study author Graham Cogley, a physical geographer at Trent University in Canada, told Live Science. Less «