Glacier Lakes Make Permanent Ice Disappear Over Twice as Fast, Study Reveals

Glaciers retreat faster worldwide due to climate change but they melt faster when flowing into a lake than when they end on land, with consequences for water supplies, according to a new study Thursday. The Swiss-funded study is the first large-scale detailed analysis of the phenomenon in mountain glaciers and could help predict large water … Read more

Limestone springs; the flow of water underground

The new Earthlearningidea today is ‘Limestone springs – wells springs; modeling the underground flow of water through limestone passageways to wells’. This activity uses a simple model and specimens of sandstone and limestone to explain the flow of groundwater through limestone caves and passageways to wells. Many more aqueous ground learning ideas can be found … Read more

Exploring Fish Flow: From Fisheries to Supper

Fish in the Coral Sea. Credit: Shawn Heinrichs / Conservation International Recent breakthroughs in multiple fields of study now allow researchers to follow the entire life cycle of ocean fishes — from when and where they spawn, to where they disperse and grow, to when and where they are captured, transported, and eaten. Manoa researchers … Read more

Murgame: a debris flow game from the WSL – The Landslide Blog

Murgame: a debris flow game from the WSL GeoPrac.net recently highlighted that the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has written an interactive game, Murgame, which highlights the risks of debris flows to mountain communities and which give the player experience of the effectiveness, and economics, of different types of mitigation. … Read more

Exploring fish flow from fisheries to supper – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Recent advances in multiple fields of study now allow researchers to follow the entire life cycle of sea fish – from when and where they are spawned, to where they disperse and grow, to when and where they are ‘ n captured, transported and eaten. Recent advances in multiple fields of study now allow researchers … Read more

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco – The Landslide Blog

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant leak of mining waste, which appeared to have flowed into the water retention structure below. This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path: – 8 January 2022 landslide flow path at Pau Branco mine in … Read more

Is it too early to be optimistic about this year’s Rio Grande flow? – jfleck at inkstain

Yes. But that doesn’t stop me! The Jan. 1 forecasts, courtesy of Angus Goodbody of the NRCS, are for flows in Otowi (end of the Rio Grande Valley of Central New Mexico) and San Marcial (the tail) for “normal” flows, where “normal” is defined now by the median of the flow from 1991-2020. Courtesy of … Read more