melted glacier

Six Things You Don’t Know About Snow

FACT #1: Snow covers 30 percent of land on Earth.

FACT #2: More than 1.2 billion people rely on melt from snowpack and glaciers.

FACT #3: Snowmelt is the main source of water for 60 million Americans.

FACT #4: Since 1967, 1 million square miles of spring snow cover has disappeared from the Northern Hemisphere – an area the size of the southwestern U.S.

FACT #5: 70 percent of water from the snow-fed San Joaquin River irrigates California’s Central Valley.

FACT #6: NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission observes falling snow, even at the tops of hurricanes.

Measuring how much water is in a snowpack is not easy. Scientists are investigating the best combination of sensors for different terrains. More accurate snow measurements will help scientists and decision makers better understand our world’s water supply and better predict floods and droughts.

To follow scientists in the field studying snow, follow #SnowEx on Twitter and Facebook 

When the wait is too long, and the cold becomes unbearable and the silence becomes deafening, I seek for other people. They become my temporary happiness; my shelter, my temporary home. Renting a space in their heart, I distract myself from the reality of you and me. I borrow the warmth inside them to melt the glaciers piercing my heart until you walk back in my life.

But then, I realized.

I was never your home to begin with.

—  LA // excerpt from a book I’ll never write

Gorillaz - Crystalized (The xx Cover) - Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1)

Glaciers have melted to the sea
I wish the tide would take me over
I’ve been down on my knees
And you just keep on getting closer

so fucking good
Scientists confirm that warm ocean water is melting the biggest glacier in East Antarctica
Scientists have now put together all the pieces to confirm that the enormous Totten glacier is losing mass rapidly, and the ocean is responsible.

These waters, the paper asserts, are causing the ice shelf to lose between 63 and 80 billion tons of its mass to the ocean per year, and to lose about 10 meters (32 feet) of thickness annually, a reduction that has been previously noted based on satellite measurements.

This matters because more of East Antarctica flows out towards the sea through the Totten glacier region than for any other glacier in the entirety of the East Antarctic ice sheet. Its entire “catchment,” or the region of ice that slowly flows outward through Totten glacier and its ice shelf, is larger than California. If all of this ice were to end up in the ocean somehow, seas would raise by about 11.5 feet.

“This ice shelf is thinning, and it’s thinning because the ocean is delivering warm water to the ice shelf, just like in West Antarctica,” said Don Blankenship, a glaciologist at the University of Texas at Austin and one of the study’s co-authors. Blankenship was not on the research vessel, but he and his colleagues helped the Australia-based researchers with understanding the contours of the seafloor so they could plan their field investigations into where warm and deep waters could penetrate.

Du bist so heiß, kein Wunder, dass die Gletscher schmelzen!
You’re so hot, no wonder the glaciers are melting!

Deine Lippen sind so rot wie Kirschen, darf ich kosten, ob sie auch so süß sind?
You lips are as red as cherries, can I taste whether they’re also as sweet?

Wenn ich eine Ampel wäre, würde ich jedes mal rot werden, damit ich dich noch länger anstarren könnte.
If I were a traffic light, I’d turn red every time so that I could look at you even longer.

Darf ich dir zwei Fragen stellen? Was sind deine Lieblingsblumen? Und an welche Adresse soll ich sie schicken?
Can I ask you two questions? What are your favourite flowers? And which address should I send them to?

Hast du mal Kleingeld? Ich hab meiner Mutter versprochen sie anzurufen, wenn ich meinen Traummann/meine Traumfrau gefunden habe.
Do you have any spare change? I promised my mother I’d call her when I found the man/woman of my dreams.

Kann ich ein Foto von dir haben, damit ich dem Weihnachtsmann zeigen kann, was ich mir wünsche?
Can I have a photo of you so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?

Du schuldest mir einen Drink! Als ich dich ansah, habe ich vor lauter Bewunderung meinen fallen lassen!
You owe me a drink! When I saw you, I dropped mine in admiration!

Hast du eine Karte? Weil ich mich gerade in deinen Augen verloren habe.
Do you have a map? Because I’ve just gotten lost in your eyes.

Entschuldigung, ich glaube du hast da etwas im Auge… ja, es ist ein Funkeln.
Sorry, I think you have something in your eye… yes, it’s a sparkle.

Hast du mal einen Stift für mich, damit ich mir deine Nummer aufschreiben kann?
Can I just borrow a pen so I can write your number down?

Würden wir beide nicht reizend als Marzipanfiguren auf einer Hochzeitstorte aussehen?
Wouldn’t we look lovely as marzipan figures on a wedding cake?

Blooming flowers are seen near the glacial ice toe in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation and other organisations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and its long-term ramifications. In recent years, sea level rise in places such as Miami Beach has led to increased street flooding

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“And there she stood. Silent, calm. Tranquil, as the snowflakes flowed past her face, leaving her vision slightly blurry. From behind the snowy veil, she could see the reason of her presence; people, happily reuniting with those thought lost, joyful faces and looks, laughter and cries of joy in the wind. From amongst all those faces, she saw one looking at her. Proud and loving. She smiled, nodded and turned around. The fire in her heart had been set ablaze.

And that fire could melt mountains, lakes and glaciers. As well as the heart of the one that she held dearest.”

- Haven’t posted anything in a while, so here’s something of Ehonara again!

Happy early valentine’s day! <3

Adapt… Evolve… Crystalize!!

Okay guys, let me tell you: This song is pure Hannigram inspiration gold!!

Check out the lyrics:

You’ve applied the pressure

To have me crystallized

And you’ve got the faith

That I could bring paradise

I’ll forgive and forget

Before I’m paralyzed

Do I have to keep up the pace

To keep you satisfied

Things have gotten closer to the sun

And I’ve done things in small doses

So don’t think that I’m pushing you away

When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest

You don’t move slow

Taking steps in my direction

The sound resounds, echo

Does it lesson your affection

You say I’m foolish

For pushing this aside

But burn down our home

I won’t leave alive

Glaciers have melted to the sea

I wish the tide would take me over

I’ve been down on my knees

And you just keep on getting closer

Glaciers have melted to the sea

(Things have gotten closer to the sun)

I wish the tide would take me over

(And I’ve done things in small doses)

I’ve been down onto my knees

(So don’t think that I’m pushing you away)

And you just keep on getting closer

(When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest)

Go slow…

*goosebumps* Listening to that song with Hannigram in mind can do things to you, I swear! Okay…

One aspect that you could extract here for inspirational purposes is the theme of influence.

Hannibal did apply pressure, gentle and otherwise, to nudge and push and pull Will towards his becoming.

How do you see the two of them coping with that knowledge after the fall?

What is Hannibal’s view here? Does he see it as his accomplishment to have refined Will?

And Will, is he defiant of the thought of having himself allowed to be influenced by Hannibal? Imagine Will recounting all the ways in which Hannibal’s words and touches and glances have stirred awake something in him that he had tried to keep in check…

Please, take this, lovely fannibals, and run with it as far as you can go!!

Oh, and also, take a look at this edit of Hannibal touching Will:



He’s better than you are at giving a strip tease. This is something you’ve had to come to terms with, but honestly, it wasn’t that difficult when you get see him crawling toward you over the bed with a look that could melt glaciers. It’s not like that shirt covers much with all the holes cut into it, but when he pulls it over his head, each ridge of his v-cuts and abdomen is thrown into sharp relief and they draw your eyes in to move slowly over his smooth skin. You’re vaguely aware of some music in the background, but are so focused on the way his hips are moving, tightly encased in jeans that you can’t remember if it’s real music or just in your mind. Even with all those muscles, his moves are so lithe and distracting, you almost don’t notice that he’s starting to remove your clothes.

- Admin J

Glacier National Park’s phenomenal landscape was sculpted by glaciers. These massive ice flows carved valleys and shaped mountains. In 1850, there were 150 glaciers. Today, only 25 remain large enough (at least 25 acres in area) to be considered functional glaciers. Grinnell Glacier is a prime example of glacier recession. These images clearly show its retreat. #ActOnClimate

When I go back to Arcane, I’m gonna explore that angle.

“This used to be Icewarden’s turf, a long, long time ago. All the north, still and frozen. But then came the Great Melting. The glaciers moved, the valleys were lush for a time, and then they were submerged entirely.  We don’t talk about what might be down there. We don’t ask. Let those lost things, those former prisoners of the Icewarden, go undisturbed.”

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in the south eastern part of Icelandy is often referred to as one of the most beautiful one in the country. It is a result of thousands of years of erosion, caused by the melting glaciers. Today 2 kilometers long and up to 100 meters deep canyon is being constantly carved by the Fjaðrá river.

Hidden at the end of a series of one lane gravel roads leading to a grassy hiking trail lies the canyon sporting the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous palagonitic rock cliffs you will ever seen.

bts soulmate au fic rec

Because im a sucker for bangtan soulmate AU fics.

1. Common Thread by sugafree

  • Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin

Red String of Fate AU where Yoongi doesn’t believe in soulmates and spends a long time trying to avoid a certain someone on the other end of his red thread.

as always, jimin melts the ice glacier that is min suga

2. pick me up, buttercup by vppa

  • Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung |


AU where your soulmate’s first words to you will be tattooed on your wrist when you meet.

Which freakin sucks, because Jungkook’s forearm will now forever read “Hey baby, if you were a booger, I’d pick you first.”

What the fuck, universe.

i can totally imagine V in this. very sweet and crackish fic!

3. Midnight Dreamers by ghuns

  • Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin


Soulmates. They’re something vague and the only clues to them lie within your dreams.

4. jealousy (and learning to cope) by itsrainingstars

  • Jeon Jeongguk | Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V


Jeongguk goes overseas for a summer and when he comes back, things are changing.

Sequel to Of Soup and Soulmates

Sequel to Of Physical Education And Soulmates (Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin)

5. Harmony by bbomb

  • Suga/J-Hope (for now)


Once you turn 18, the name of your soulmate is printed on your wrist. Upon meeting your soulmate, their name will turn one of three colours; Green for a friendship that will last a lifetime, Blue is one step up from Green, full of platonic cuddles and kisses. Red, the most desired colour, is a relationship of everlasting true love.

WIP. but unique twist on the soulmate AU

6. Like A Tattoo by minsugafree

Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin


yoonmin soulmate tattoos au / jimin meets his soulmate at a rap competition in a bar

6. Five Words by daeandknight 

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin 

SummaryIn which every soulmate experience is different, and Jungkook keeps his fingers crossed his story will turn out extraordinary.It is but not in the way he expects.


7. Soulmate? No, Thanks. by Saniya8

Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | VKim Namjoon | Rap Monster/Kim Seokjin | Jin


Min Yoongi has been waiting to have his first colour dream since he was 17 because a dream in colour is the dream of your soulmate, whoever they are. In a world where all humans have only black and white dreams the only colour dreams one gets are those of their soulmate, if they have one. 
Park Jimin made the worst mistake of his life by getting drunk and driving himself home one day before his 17th birthday. When he wakes up, things have changed drastically, the biggest change being the sexy voice that interrupted his first pleasant dream in a LONG time.

My heart clenched at so many points of this fix… this AU is pretty cool too

8. Save Me, Please by Cadenza_Fire 

Kim Namjoon | Rap Monster/Kim Seokjin | Jin Jeon Jungkook & Kim Taehyung | VKim Taehyung | V/Park Jimin Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Min Yoongi | Suga


Soulmates. Everyone, between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, would have the names of their soulmates appear on their left or right wrist in a light grey ink that turned red when you meet them. 

Jeon Jungkook stood starring down at the black water below him as he stood on the thick cement railing of the bridge. Looking down at his wrists he traced the names Kim Taehyung and Park Jimin, the names of his soulmates who he had yet to meet.“I’m sorry,” he sobbed. “I can’t do it anymore. You both will be better off without me, you don’t need me… I’m nothing…” 

(This story may have possible triggers due to abuse and attempted suicide so please be cautious. You have been warned.)

This is still ongoing and in the early stages, but i love the characterization here and im feeling so overprotective of kookie rn

9. the tone of your hair makes you my soulmate series by bulletproofv 

AUs where your hair changes to your soulmates favorite color when you first first make eye contact.

4 short fluffy fics :D 

10. I know I’ll fall in love with you, baby by witheredleaf (micooled)

The soulmate/soulbond au where Yoongi is part of a famous rap duo and Jungkook is his diligent fanboy, they meet at a fansign and things escalate from there

(alt. Yoongi didn’t sign up for this)

I just read this for the fifth time, and painfully shy kookie and bad at feelings yoongi gets me. every. single. time. so good.

11. baby (don’t be so elusive) by chensus

Jeon Jungkook/Min Yoongi | Suga

no one said finding yoongi was going to be easy. (soulmate au)

diabetes inducing sugakookie :D

12. quiet nights poured over ice and tanqueray by actualflowerhoseok

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Namjoon | Rap Monster/Kim Seokjin | Jin

Seokjin’s been waiting five years for his soulmate to come along. He’d wait a thousand more, if it meant he would end up here again, with them.Auditory Soulmates AU

super cute namjinkook, cant wait for the sequel ;)

13. maps to you by fairies for lethalities

Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V

He’s going to die. He’s going to die of public humiliation in front of everyone, and then he’s going to come back to life and kill his soulmate, because who the fuck draws a dick on their forehead knowing full well that it’ll show up on someone else, too?

Really (i mean REALLY) cute vkook! though insecure jungkook made me hurt a bit this is perfect fluff

14 Soul Bond by springrain21

Min Yoongi | SugaPark Jimin 

(Summary)Everyone is born with a Soulmate, but not everyone gets to meet their other half in their lifetime. Twenty one year old Park Jimin suspects he will never meet his Soulmate. When he accidentally makes skin-to-skin contact with the cold, distant Min Yoongi, he discovers that the two of them are Soulmates. But what happens when Yoongi doesn’t even believe in Soulmates? Will Jimin develop the deadly condition known as Soul Sickness? And will Yoongi make it in time to save him?

yoongi was such an asshole and jimin was such a cutie my feels exploded and where are these onion-cutting ninjas stop this

15 To whom it may concern by kaythebest

Kim Taehyung | V/Park Jimin

Taehyung believes in soulmates. He believes in soulmates to the moon and back, with the sort of fervor reserved for children and lunatics.Jimin believes in soulmates. He’s just not sure he wants his.

Red string of fate AU with vmin!

<TBC; updated 1 Jan 17>