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Snowcover extent in Landsat images from August, 1998 and 2018. S=Sperry, H=Harrison, J=Jackson, B=Blackfoot and P=Pumpelly Five of the eight largest glaciers in Glacier National Park are clustered in a small area: Jackson Glacier, Sperry Glacier, Pumpelly Glacier, Harrison Glacier, and Blackfoot Glacier. The USGS in Glacier National Park has over the last 15 years maintained an extensive glacier monitoring program led by Dan Fagre.  This program has led to consistent …

The post Varied Snowcover Extent Diagnostic of Glacier NP Glacier Climate Response appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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This post was originally published on the Getting to Zero Forum blog.  As AGU, a global community of 60,000 Earth and space scientists, celebrates its Centennial year, we don’t just reflect on past accomplishments. Instead, we’re also looking to the future to transform and improve our world. This spirit is what drove AGU’s decision to renovate its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. When AGU’s original building and infrastructure began to …

The post Building AGU: Achieving Sustainability and Leading by Example appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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Last weekend was the annual meeting of the eastern section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. On Friday afternoon, we visited Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and my colleague Beth Doyle led a great field trip to examine the rocks exposed there. This was my favorite outcrop we saw: Here is a close up of this outcrop, which is framed by (anthropogenic) rock wall: Dipping shallowly from upper left to …

The post Friday fold: kinked cleavage at Harpers Ferry appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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Arctic terns and Aleutian terns gather together on ocean spits to scratch out nest cups. Each is a graceful creature that distinguishes itself from a gull by the incessant slicing of its sharp wings through the air.

The post Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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Curiosity update: One feature standing high above the ground in this area are ridges, displaying a mixture of pebbles and sand. Their surface appears to be compacted enough to drive over...

The post Sol 2435: Forecast: It’s pebbly out there appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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AGU Blogosphere by Larryohanlon - 2d ago

The unusually bright Oregon sun beams down on me as I watch the soaring Astoria bridge recede into the background. The R/V Falkor has just pushed back from the dock and we’re steaming into the great Columbia River. Looking ahead, I can see twin points of land, framing the mouth of the Columbia like a giant crab claw.

The post Seeking the Seeps appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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The seaborne portion of our expedition has ended, but the land-based search begins. In the laboratory, all the samples are examined with fresh eyes, using instruments that enable Dr. Marc Fries to “see” potential meteorites at a much finer scale.

The post Seeking Space Rocks: The search continues appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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AGU Blogosphere by Ryan Anderson - 2d ago

It's a good thing that Curiosity doesn't have any competition on the road as she drives fervently across undulating terrain towards a large geologic ridge of unknown origin...

The post Sol 2434: Ridge Rage appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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A video has been widely shared showing a very complex, dynamic landslide in glacial materials on coastal cliffs at Sidestrand, eastern England

The post Sidestrand: a complex coastal cliff landslide captured on video appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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Dr. Michelle McCrackin is a biogeochemist interested in how agriculture, urbanization, energy production, and land use change have influenced nutrient cycling in watersheds, with particular interest in lake and coastal ecosystems. She is a researcher with Baltic Eye in Stockholm, Sweden.   For the past five years, I have been part of a novel team, called Baltic Eye, at Stockholm University’s Baltic Sea Centre. Our team is composed of researchers, …

The post A dedicated, university-based team that bridges the science-policy divide appeared first on AGU Blogosphere.

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