First Map of Icelandic Glaciers and Subglacier Calderas
September 19, 2013 | USGS
"For the first time, all of Iceland’s glaciers are shown on a single map. The map is the first to incorporate historical data and coverage from aerial photographs and remote sensing satellites, such as Landsat and SPOT, to show the change in the areal extent of glaciers during the past century. [...] Knowing which volcanic calderas lie beneath glaciers and their history of volcanic activity is important for disaster preparation and mitigation." Quoted from the USGS press release.
National Climate Assessment
January 25, 2013 | U.S. Global Change Research Program
"Climate change is already affecting the American people. Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense, including heat waves, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity." Quoted from the Executive Summary of the Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report
Status: Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Stagnant
February 5, 2013 | Yosemite National Park
"The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado. The adjacent Maclure Glacier is still moving at its historical rate, about one inch per day." Quoted from the Yosemite National Park press release.