Arctic Arts Project
Arctic Arts Project

Glacial Rivers

The sediment and mineral laden rivers from glacial melt provide a rich story of change within the arctic.

Arctic Arts Project

GeoThermal Pools

The pools of the Icelandic HIghlands are rich in volcanic minerals and make for irredescent algae not found in standard 140 degree waters.

Arctic Arts Project

Arctic Erosion

Arctic permafrost is collapsing into the sea by as much as 100 feet (30 meters) a year in some places, new studies say.

Water a Profile in Change

  • Iceberg Sunset
  • Jokullsarlon Sunset
  • Volcanic Ice
  • Glacial Flow
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset
  • Ice Diamond Sunset

Arctic Algae Blooms

Recent research revealed that the two-week spring algal bloom occurring in April as the Arctic emerges from its winter darkness and the sea-ice starts to thin is so productive it can fuel the food web for the entire year and remove significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere on an annual basis.

As the Arctic emerges from its winter darkness and the sea-ice starts to thin, there is a spring algal bloom. While it is only two weeks long, recent studies have found that it is so productive it can fuel the food web for the entire year and remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Geothermal algae, as seen here, has been found in the Arctic in pools exceeding temperatures of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arctic Erosion

Arctic permafrost is collapsing into the sea by as much as 100 feet (30 meters) a year in some places, new studies say.


Since 2000, dozens of scientists have recorded an average annual erosion rate of about 1.6 feet (0.5 meter) of permafrost—or frozen soil—while studying some 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) of coast. That's about 25 percent of the total Arctic coastline.
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Glacial River Art

The power of glacial melt is captured in its true essence in these aerial photos of the Vatnajokull Glacier tributaries.
The Vatnajokull Glacier has had a recorded total 10% loss of ice mass in the the last 3 years.