University of Washington oceanographer discovers how warming waters thousands of miles away add to melting across West Antarctic ice shelf
University of Washington oceanographer discovers how warming waters thousands of miles away add to melting across West Antarctic ice shelf

By Ananya Chandhok
Medill Reports, Feb. 20, 2024

For oceanographer Channing Prend, oceanographer at the University of Washington, how ocean currents circulate heat is a critical consideration for understanding ice melt in Antarctica. 

Prend’s research

Glacial geologist maps clues to climate change in the Andes Mountains
Glacial geologist maps clues to climate change in the Andes Mountains

By Zach Boblitt 
Medill Reports, Jan. 18, 2024

There’s one question glacial geologist Gordon Bromley doesn’t think he gets asked enough: “Do you enjoy your work?”.

Bromley, a lecturer in physical geography and climate lecturer at the University

University of Arizona researchers document climate change impacts at Lake Tanganyika
University of Arizona researchers document climate change impacts at Lake Tanganyika

By Louise Kim and Jessica Savage Medill Reports, Dec. 23, 2023  Understanding how climate change is impacting some of the world's largest lakes sheds light on how critical needs for livelihood and water could be altered. Tumaini Kamulali, a PhD candidate

Scientists uncover how Chilean glaciers melted in the last Ice Age and what that means globally now
Scientists uncover how Chilean glaciers melted in the last Ice Age and what that means globally now

By Annika Schmidt Medill Reports, Dec. 22. 2023  Dating how glaciers retreated over the Cordillera Darwin mountain range at the end of the last Ice Age is taking a team of researchers and postdoctoral students to the southern tip of South America on a

University of Innsbruck scientists discover climate change clues in pollen from hundreds of thousands of years ago
University of Innsbruck scientists discover climate change clues in pollen from hundreds of thousands of years ago

By Louise Kim and Jessica Savage  Medill Reports, Dec. 15, 2023   Gina Moseley scales mountains and explores remote lands all in the name of understanding how the climate has been changing across hundreds of thousands of years and how that impacts current

Blazing ‘lava worlds’ that rain sand and bleed magma reveal secrets of how planets are formed
Blazing ‘lava worlds’ that rain sand and bleed magma reveal secrets of how planets are formed

By Tristan BoveMedill Reports, Dec. 16, 2023  Place a planet close enough to a star and the extreme temperatures will start to melt its surface. Turn the heat up high enough, and it could reveal the internal secrets deep below the surface of rocky planets

Greenland’s shrinking Helheim Glacier is advancing sea level rise
Greenland’s shrinking Helheim Glacier is advancing sea level rise

By Penelope Gardner 

Medill Reports, Dec. 13, 2023    

An expansive glacier sits on the southeastern side of Greenland, leading from the Greenland ice sheet into the Sermilik Fjord. Almost four miles wide, its length typically ebbs and flows in

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