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30 October 2018

Wrangell Mountain Icefields, Alaska Lose their Snowcover 2016 and 2017

Mount Gordon Icefield (MG) Mesa Creek Icefield (MC) and Icefield Plateau (IP) in 2016 and 2017 Landsat imagery.  The purple dots indicate the areas with retained snowcover in both years. Nabesna Glacier (N) is the largest glacier in the Wrangell Mountains, just a corner seen here. Mount Gordon Icefield (MG) Mesa Creek Icefield (MC) and Icefield Plateau (IP) are three neighboring Icefields in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve …

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4 January 2015

Nizina Glacier Retreat, Lake Formation, Alaska

If you have heard of Nizina Glacier in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska it is probably because you have contemplated a float trip down the Nizina River from Nizina Lake.  In 1990 there was no lake, since 2000 the lake has provided a good location for float planes to land.  In 2014 the lake has reached a new maximum in size and minimum in icebergs on its surface.  Here we …

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