The effects of 'pink snow' and 'glacier blood' on our climate

The red-pigmented algae living on snow linked to glacier melt

The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica captured by NASA.
The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica captured by NASA. Trinity Hamilton, geomicrobiologist at the University of Minnesota, researches algae and its impact on glacier melt.
Huttner, Paul

‘Pink snow’ and ‘glacier blood’? What is it and how does it affect our water supply with climate change?

It turns out that tiny, red-pigmented algae can change the dynamics of snowmelt in the mountains.

Trinity Hamilton is a geomicrobiologist at the University of Minnesota. She joins Climate Cast to talk about her research.

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