Global climate is getting warmer, especially in the arctic, and as result permafrost in Greenland is thawing, and thermo-erosion of ice-wedge polygons can be observed. Consequently, in the future, there will be more exposed and unfrozen soil as well as mineral material prone to erosion and mechanical failures.
Many glaciers in southeast Iceland retreats into theirs overdeepenings, which results in the development of floating ice snouts and glacier lagoons filled with icebergs. Svínafellsjökull, Iceland.
On August 6th, 2017 a glacier lake outburst flood along the Zackenberg River in north-east Greenland caused serious landscape changes and damaged the foundation of the bridge. Climate warming will likely cause the intensification of flood events and associated impacts. Zackenberg, Greenland.
Living in high altitudes is challenging due to harsh weather condition, low amount of oxygen and poor infrastructure, yet still remote pasture communities thrive deep in the Andes. Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru.
After the explosion of Grímsvötn in 1996, massive outburst flood deposited icebergs mixed with sediments. Twenty years later buried icebergs started melting, forming a landscape full of kettle-holes. Skeiðarársandur, Iceland.
The Zackenberg Research Station, established in 1995, provides access to the field-based observations in the Zackenberg valley, northeast Greenland.
Meltwater channels created a half-century ago and later abandoned as ice margin retreated. Breiðamerkursandur, Iceland.
Over the last few years, the Peruvian government put a tremendous effort into development pf mountain roads in the Andes. Implications for local communities and their lifestyle are even more complicated. Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru.
Studying ice structures is crucial for understanding glacier dynamics. Some structures can be identified and measured on the glacier surface. Still, only after the combination with a bird-eye view, the full details and complexity of the glacier fabric can be appreciated. Svínafellsjökull, Iceland.
Advection fog caused by cold air advancing from the cool sea toward the warm land. Zackenberg River, Greenland.