Glacial earthquakes as predictors of glacial calving

Research at Greenland's Helheim Glacier now gives a clearer insight into the calving process and ice loss from glaciers.

Helheim Glacier - Nick selmesImage: Dr Nick Selmes

Science20 features an article on Professor Tavi Murray and colleagues from the Department of Geography, Swansea University, who used cameras, GPS sensors and the global seismographic network to monitor the glacier over a 55 day period.