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16 June 2022

Todd Icefield, British Columbia Retreat and Separation

Todd Icefield in 1987 and 2020 Landsat images illustrating retreat and separation. Red arrows indicate 1987 terminus location, Point A indicates location where the glacier has separated. Point B and C are locations of expanding bedrock high on the icefield. Point D is further glacier separation. Todd Icefield is an icefield 30 km northeast of Stewart BC at the head of Portland Canal, with Todd Glacier being the main outlet …


22 March 2022

Pashleth Glacier, BC Retreat Driven Fragmentation 1987-2021

Pashleth Glacier in 1987 Landsat and 2021 Sentinel image. Red arrow is 1987 terminus location, yellow arrow 2021 terminus location. Point B-D mark locations where separation has or is occurring along the main glacier and Point A on the western arm. Pashleth Glacier, British Columbia drains into Pashleth Creek a tributary to the Machmell River, Owikeno Lake and then River Inlet on the British Columbia Coast. Here we examine the …


12 January 2022

Braithwaite Icefield, British Columbia Fragments, Proglacial Lakes Develop and Accumulation Zone is Lost

East Creek Glacier, a Braithwaite Icefield glacier in Sentinel images from 2018, 2019 and 2021 illustrating the at Point A and B  where the glacier has disconnected from other glaciers of the icefield . Point C is a the terminus of one icefield outlet glacier that develops a proglacial lake. Point D is adjacent to the ice divide where ice flows both north and south from.  Note the area is …