Surging glaciers covered in the Science journal

Glaciers are in constant motion forward, but now and then some of them have very fast movements forward - a surge - and loose much of its ice mass in the front. Scientists try to understand the physics and the icemass loss in these movements. Four of University of Oslo's experts in glaciology and remote sensing at Department of Geosciences are now interviewed in an article in the scientific journal Science about claciers and surging events. 

An front of a glacier at Svalbard meet the ocean. Illustration photo: Colourbox.com

An front of a glacier at Svalbard meet the ocean. Illustration photo: Colourbox.com

Appearing in the article are Professors; Andreas Max Kääb, Jon Ove Hagen, Thomas Vikhamar Schuler and also Post Doc Research Fellow Christopher Nuth,

All from the Section of Physical geography and Hydrology, Department of Geosciences, UiO.

 

Read the article in Science:

Why slow glaciers can sometimes surge as fast as a speeding train—wiping out people in their path, Science, 30.11.2017

Published Dec. 1, 2017 3:04 PM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2017 3:22 PM