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26 June 2012

Sourdough Glacier Retreat, Wind River Range, Wyoming

Sourdough Glacier descends the north side of Klondike Peak in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Thompson et al (2011) identified the loss in area of Wind River Glaciers from 1966 to 2006. The total surface area of the 44 glaciers was estimated to be 45.9 km2 in 1966 and 28:6 km2 in 2006, a decrease of 42%. The retreat has varied from substantial on Minor and Grasshopper Glacier to …

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