Return to Gjoa Haven

It’s warmed up to -4 degrees C in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut – right in time for my arrival. The ice will be softening over the next few weeks and beginning its rapid retreat. By mid-June, the ice will be too dangerou...
Glacial meltwater river. Credit for all photos in post: Vancouver Aquarium.

The Other Melt Factor

We’ve talked a bit on this blog already about the importance of sea ice in the Arctic. But there are also large areas of “permanent” ice on land: massive sheets that spill glaciers – rivers of ice – into the va...