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21 November 2017

Bridge Glacier, Southeast Alaska Retreat & Lake Formation

Bridge Glacier in Landsat image from 1984 and Sentinel image from 2017. The red arrow indicates the 1984 terminus where no lake exists, yellow arrow is 2017 terminus, orange arrows are selected tributaries and purple dots the snowline.  Bridge Glacier drains the same icefield as the Wright and Speel Glacier 45 km southeast of Juneau, Alaska. Here we examine the changes in this glacier from 1984-2017 using Landsat and Sentinel imagery. In 1984 the …


26 June 2014

Long Peak Glacier, Southeast Alaska

“Long Peak” Glacier is an unnamed glacier southeast of Juneau, Alaska. The glacier occupies a narrow northeast oriented avalanche fed valley, light blue arrows indicate the avalanche feeding regions around the glacier. In 1948, as indicated in the USGS map,the glacier extended from 1600 m to 500 m, a small lake is shown at the terminus, with an overall length of 3.8 km. The glacier is a short distance southwest …