Understanding the inner causes of glacial calving and surging could provide insight into how ice will respond to a warming world. These topics were highlighted at the June IRIS workshop, which held its very first session on glacial seismology, co-organized by Wiens; there Nettles, Anandakrishnan and many others presented their findings. The field is growing rapidly, Wiens remarks. Seismologists get a new place to apply their skills, glaciologists get a new tool to apply to the ice and everyone learns more about changing ice.
Note: This story was originally printed with the title, "The New Ice Doctors".