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This week from AGU: Greenland’s thawing ice sheet, Nepal’s landslides, and more


Researchers make first map of thawed areas under Greenland Ice Sheet

In a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, researchers have produced the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed – key information in better predicting how the ice sheet will react to a warming climate.

The Landslide Blog
Landslides in Nepal from the 2016 monsoon

Dave Petley collates the loss, damage, and death wreaked on Nepal by the 2016 monsoon.

From a Glacier's Perspective
Alaska's Sater Glacier not retaining snowcover

Landsat images reveal that Alaska's Sater Glacier is not retaining snowcover, writes Mauri Pelto, indicating that the glacier cannot survive the current climate.

Research Spotlights

Tackling the Paris temperature targets
The global temperature targets established in Paris in 2015 are ambitious; a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines what it would take to achieve those targets.

Mapping the movement of energy under Japan
New research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, on the energy waves caused by earthquakes provides the most detailed map to date of the subduction zone beneath Japan.

Tracking ions at the edge of the atmosphere
The first results from a recently launched satellite hold promise for studying solar storms, the very top of Earth's ionosphere, and how the atmosphere is evolving, according to a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.

An ancient sea once separated the Pacific and Indian Oceans
The seafloor under the hypothesized East Asian Sea vanished 10 million years ago as surrounding plates swallowed it up, according to a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.


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