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24 April 2016

Pacific Northwest Glaciers: Widespread early Melt Season Arrival

  The 2016 melt season is off to an early start in Greenland, but this is not the only location.  This winter proved to be warm, but relatively wet across much of the Pacific Northwest.  A look at the average freezing level (determined by North American Freezing Level Tracker-Developed by John Abatzoglou and Kelly Redmond) from January 1 to April 20 indicates freezing levels well above average on Mount Baker …

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15 June 2015

Kokanee Glacier Spring 2015 Assessment, British Columbia

Guest Post by Ben Pelto Kokanee Glacier is located in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern B.C., 30 km northeast of Nelson in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Kokanee Glacier drains into the Joker Lakes, the uppermost of which are turquoise due to glacier flour input. Joker Creek carries the water downstream, eventually feeding into the Kootenay Lake and the Kootenay River, which flows to meet the Columbia River in Castlegar, B.C. …

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