July 30, 2013

Index to 300 Glacier Posts & North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2013 Field Season

Posted by Mauri Pelto

Below is a list of the 300 individual glacier posts examining our warming climates impact on each glacier, this represents the first 4 years of posts. I have worked directly on 52 of the glaciers noted. The others are prompted by fine research that I had come across, cited in each post or inquiries from readers, or just glaciers that nobody has focused upon. I then look for satellite imagery spanning a period of time to identify change. Most of the imagery comes from Landsat, thanks to its long term archive of free images. Some imagery is from MODIS, Geoeye or Google Earth. There is a consistent signal from the glaciers, mass balance loss, thinning and retreat. In many cases this leads to new lake formation or lake expansion for alpine glaciers. For the next three weeks there will be no new posts as I will be in the field.

North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2013 Field Season, 30th Annual

This will be the 30th consecutive year heading into the field to assess North Cascade glaciers. Over the next three weeks we will be measuring snow depth and melt at over 2000 locations on 10 different North Cascade glaciers. We will be mapping changes in the terminus position on 12 glaciers and surface elevation on specific profiles on 6 glaciers. The decent winter left the region with average snowpack as of May 1. Spring melting began on May 3, and the melt season has preceded with drier and warmer conditions than typical. The main crew will consist of Stewart Willis from WWU, Jill Pelto UMaine (5 years), Ben Pelto UMASS-Amherst (9 years) and myself (30 years). We will begin as usual at Columbia Glacier, where we will be joined by Tom Hammond (11 years) of the North Cascades Conservation Council and Alan Kearney, photographer. We will then head to the north side of Mount Baker for a week on Sholes Glacier, Lower Curtis Glacier, Rainbow Glacier and Ptarmigan Ridge Glacier. We will be joined here by Matt Holland, WWU, Jezra Beaulieu and Oliver Grah, Nooksack Indian Tribe. We will focus on installing ablation stakes here and measurement of streamflow including emplacement of two streamflow sensors below the glaciers to help the Nooksack Tribe identify how declining glacier area is going to impact summer streamflow and salmon in the Nooksack River. We then head to the Easton Glacier and Deming Glacier. On Easton Glacier we will again be joined by Tom Hammond. Last is Mount Daniels with the Ice Worm, Daniels and Lynch Glacier.


United States
Columbia Glacier, Washington
Lyman Glacier, Washington
Whitechuck Glacier
Boulder Glacier, Washington
Roosevelt Glacier
Deming Glacier Icefall, Washington
Deming Glacier, Washington
Hidden Creek, Washington
Lower Curtis Glacier Annual Survey, Washington
Easton Glacier Assessment, Washington
Mount Baker Mass balance, Washington
Ptarmigan Ridge Glacier, Washington
Dusty Glacier, Washington
Neve Glacier, Washington
Anderson Glacier, Washington
Eel Glacier, Washington
Milk Lake Glacier, Washington
Suiattle Glacier, Washington
Paradise Glacier, Washington
Easton Glacier, Washington
Redoubt Glacier, Washington
Honeycomb Glacier, Washington
Vista Glacier, Washington
Rainbow Glacier, Washington
Daniels Glacier, Washington
Colonial Glacier, Washington
Quien Sabe Glacier, Washington
Mazama Glacier
Fairchild Glacier, Washington
White Glacier, Washington
Banded Glacier, Washington
Borealis Glacier, Washington
Hinman Glacier, Washington
Lower Curtis Glacier, Washington
Mount Baker Glaciers, Washington
McAllister Glacier, Washington
Lewis Glacier, Washington
Kennedy Glacier, Washington
Fremont Glacier, Wyoming
Minor Glacier, Wyoming
Knife Point Glacier, Wyoming
Bastion Glacier, Wyoming
Sourdough Glacier, Wyoming
Grasshopper Glacier, Wyoming
Grasshopper Glacier, Montana
Harrison Glacier, Montana
McDonald Glacier, Montana
Sperry Glacier, Montana
Hopper Glacier, Montana
Old Sun Glacier, Montana
Yakutat Glacier, Alaska
Grand Plateau Glacier, Alaska
Eagle Glacier, Alaska
Gilkey Glacier, Alaska
Fork Glacier, Alaska
Gilkey Glacier ogives, Alaska
Norris Glacier
Lemon Creek Glacier, Alaska
Taku Glacier, Alaska
Bear Lake Glacier, Alaska
Riggs Glacier
Chickamin Glacier, Alaska
Okpilak Glacier, Alaska
Sawyer Glacier, Alaska
Valdez Glacier, Alaska
Antler Glacier, Alaska
Field Glacier
East Taklanika Glacier, Alaska
Gold Rush Glacier
Brady Glacier, Alaska
Brady Glacier Retreat lake expansion 2004-2010, Alaska
Thiel Glacier, Alaska
Excelsior Glacier, Alaska
Speel Glacier, Alaska
Patterson Glacier, Alaska
Romanzof Glacier, Alaska
Pedersen Glacier, Alaska

Juneau Icefield, Alaska 1984-2013

Icemantle Glacier, BC
Bridge Glacier, British Columbia
Porcupine Glacier, British Columbia
Snowcap Creek
Stave Glacier, British Columbia
Washmawapta Glacier, British Columbia
Bubagoo Glacier, British Columbia
Hector Glacier, Alberta
Helm Glacier, British Columbia
Jacobsen Glacier, British Columbia
Melbern Glacier
Warren Glacier, British Columbia
Castle Creek Glacier, British Columbia
Hoboe Glacier, British Columbia
Coleman Glacier, British Columbia
Tulsequah Glacier, British Columbia
Des Poilus Glacier, British Columbia
Decker and Spearhead Glacier, British Columbia
Columbia Glacier, British Columbia
Freshfield Glacier, British Columbia
Apex Glacier, British Columbia
Galaxy Glacier, British Columbia
Great Glacier, British Columbia
Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut
Dexterity Ice Cap Baffin Island
Penny ice Cap, Nunavut
Northern Outlet Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut
Penny Ice Cap SW, Nunavut
Mittie Glacier, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
Snowshoe Peak, Yukon
Petain Glacier, Alberta
Saskatchewan Glacier, Alberta

Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal
West Barun Glacier, Nepal
Khumbu Glacier, Nepal
Imja Glacier, Nepal
Reqiang Glacier Retreat, Nepal
Kali Gandaki Headwaters, Nepal
Samudra Tupa, India
Malana Glacier, India
Warwan Basin, India
Sara Umaga Glacier, India
Kedarnath Floods, India
Jaonli Glacier, India
Jaundhar Barnak Glacier, India
Zemu Glacier, Sikkim
North Lhonak Glacier, Sikkim
Changsang Glacier, Sikkim
Gangotri Glacier, India
Milam Glacier, India
Satopanth Glacier, India
Hakakabo Razi Glacier, Myanmar
Theri Kang Glacier, Bhutan
Zemestan Glacier, Afghanistan
Emend River Headwaters, Afghanistan
Yajun Peak Glacier, Afghanistan
Godur Glaicer, Pakistan
Tirich Mir, Pakistan
Longbasba Glacier, Tibet
Menlung Glacier, Tibet
Boshula Glaciers, Tibet
Urumquihe Glacier, Tibet
Lumding Glacier, Tibet
Matsang Tsanpo Glacier, Tibet
Jiongla Glacier, Tibet
Rongbuk Glacier, Tibet
Zayul Chu Headwaters, Tibet
Bode Zangbo Headwaters, Tibet
Dzhungharia Alatau, Kazakhstan
Petrov Glacier,Kyrgyzstan
Hailuogou Glacier, China
Sepu Kangri, China
Himalaya Glacier Index

Taconnaz GLacier, France
Mer de Glace, France
Dargentiere Glacier, France
Glacier du Tour, France
Glacier de la Girose
Glacier Blanc
Grand Motte and Pramort Glacier Tignes Ski area, France
Saint Sorlin, France
Sommelier Glacier, France
Obeeraar Glacier, Austria
Obersulzbach Glacier, Austria
Rotmoosferner, Austria
Viltragenkees, Austria
Stubai Glacier, Austria
Sulztalferner, Austria
Hallstatter Glacier, Austria
Ochsentaler Glacier, Austria
Pitzal Glacier, Austria
Dosde Glacier, Italy
Presena Glacier, Italy
Forni Glacier, Italy
Careser Glacier, Italy
Lobbia Glacier, Italy
Sabbione Glacier Retreat, Italy
Malavalle Glacier, Italy
Triftgletscher, Switzerland
Gietro Glacier, Switzerland
Ried Glacier, Switzerland
Cavagnoli Glacier, Switzerland
Chuebodengletscher and Ghiacciaio-del-Pizzo-Rotondo, Switzerland
Peridido Glacier, Spain
Maladeta Glacier, Spain
Engabreen, Norway
Midtdalsbreen, Norway
Tunsbergdalsbreen, Norway
Lodalsbreen, Norway
Strupbreen and Koppangsbreen, Norway
Rembesdalsskaka, Norway
TungnaarJokull, Iceland
Langjökull, Iceland
Gigjokull, Iceland
Porisjokull, Iceland
Skeidararjokull, Iceland
Kotlujokull, Iceland
Lednik Fytnargin, Russia
Kirtisho Glacier, Georgia
Lednik Kauraugom, Russia
Irik Glacier, Mount Elbrus, Russia

Greenland and European Arctic
Mittivakkat Glacier
Ryder Glacier
Humboldt Glacier
Petermann Glacier
Kuussuup Sermia
Thrym Glacier Retreat
Tiningnilik Glacier Lake
Jakobshavn Isbrae
Tracy Gletscher
79 Glacier
Zachariae Isstrom
Umiamako Glacier
Alison Gletscher
Kong Oscar Glacier
De Reste Bugt
Qaleraliq Glacier
Upernavik Glacier
Quinngua Avannarleq
Apuserajik Glacier
Epiq Sermia
Puisortoq North
Dodge and Storm Glacier
Sarqardliup Seremia
Steensby Glacier
Sortebrae Glacier, Greenland
Bussemand Glacier
Narssap Sermia
Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic
Hansbreen, Svalbard
Nannbreen, Svalbard
Hornbreen and Hambergbreen, Svalbard
Olsokbreen, Svalbard
Albrechtbreen, Svalbard
Svitjodbreen, Svalbard
Roze and Sredniy Glacier, Novaya Zemyla
Nizkiy and Glazova Glacier, Novaya Zemyla
Krivosheina, Novaya Zemlya
Chernysheva Glacier, Novaya Zemlya
Taisija Glacier, Novaya Zemlya

South America
Colonia Glacier, Chile
Glaciar Steffen, Chile
Artesonraju Glacier, Peru
Nef Glacier, Chile
Tyndall Glacier, Chile
Alemania Glacier, Chile
Zongo Glacier, Bolivia
Nevado Cololo, Bolivia
Laramcota Glacier, Bolivia
Sierra Nevade del Cocuy Glaciers, Colombia
Ritacuba Blanco Glacier, Colombia
Llaca Glacier, Peru
Joerg Montt Glacier, Chile
Nororeste Glacier, Chile
Arhuey Glacier, Peru
Seco Glacier, Argentina
Onelli Glacier, Argentina
Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru
Manon Glacier, Peru
Corihuasi Glacier, Peru
Chuecon Glacier
Glacier Gualas, Chile

Antarctica and Circum Antarctic Islands
Pine Island Glacier
Fleming Glacier
Hariot Glacier
Smith Glacier, Antarctica
Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica
Amsler Island
Stephenson Glacier, Heard Island
Neumayer, South Georgia
Ampere, Kerguelen
Lapparent Outlet, Kerguelen Island
Cook Ice Cap, Kerguelen Island
Nordenskjold Coast, Antarctic Peninsula
Prospect Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula
Ross Hindle Glacier, South Georgia
Twitcher Glacier, South Georgia
Herz Glacier, South Georgia
Vega Island Ice Cap
Rohss Bay, James Ross Island, Antarctica
Jones Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Sheldon Glacier, Antarctica

New Zealand
Tasman Glacier
Tasman Glacier 2013 update
Murchison Glacier
Donne Glacier
Mueller Glacier, NZ
Gunn Glacier, NZ
Douglas Glacier Neve, NZ

Rwenzori Glaciers
Tyndall Glacier, Kenya

North Cascade Glacier Climate Project Reports

Forecasting Glacier Survival
North Cascade Glacier Mass Balance 2010
Columbia Glacier Annual Time Lapse
North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2009 field season
28th Field Season Schedule of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project
North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2011 Field Season
BAMS 2010 alpine glaciers
BAMS 2011 Alpine Glaciers
2011 Glacier mass balance North Cascades and Juneau Icefield
Taku Glacier TSL Paper
Glacier Ground Truth 2012 North Cascade Field Season
North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2012 Field Season