Here’s how some of Earth’s most breathtaking landscapes are created by glaciers

Glaciers have carved some of Earth’s most beautiful landscapes by steepening and deepening valleys through erosion. Think of the Scottish Highlands, Yosemite National Park in the US, or the Norwegian Fjords. But big questions remain about how glacial erosion works. A problem for scientists seeking to understand how glaciers affect the landscape is that the […]

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Scientists Study Ice Shelf by Listening to Its Changing Sounds

By Marlene Cimons Researchers monitoring vibrations from Antarctica‘s Ross Ice Shelf were flabbergasted not long ago to hear something unexpected—the ice was “singing” to them. “We were stunned by a rich variety of time-varying tones that make up this newly described sort of signal,” said Rick Aster, professor of geosciences at Colorado State University, one […]

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