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1 November 2016

Desolation Valley, Alaska, Conversion from Glacier to Lake

  Retreat of Desolation-Fairweather Glacier from 2010-2016 in Landsat images. ¬†The red arrow indicates 2010 terminus positions, yellow arrow the 2016 terminus. Pink arrow a delta exposed by lake level lowering. D=Desolation Glacier. Desolation Glacier flows west from the Fairweather Range into Desolation Valley where in 1986 it joined with the Fairweather Glacier flowing from the north and the Lituya¬†Glacier flowing from the south to fill the valley with glacier …

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