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June 5, 2018

Warm Creek Glaciers, British Columbia Retreat Driven Separation

Warm Creek, (W) Norht Warm Creek (NW) and Bighorn (H) Glaciers in Northwest British Columbia in 1984 and 2017.  Red arrows are the 1984 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2017 terminus locations and purple arrows where glaciers have separated.  In Northwestern British Columbia a group of unnamed glaciers drain into Tagish Lake via Warm Creek and Bighorn Creek.  Here we examine the profound changes in three glaciers from 1984 to …

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May 4, 2018

Tulsequah Glacier, British Columbia 2900 m retreat 1984-2017

Tulsequah Glacier in 1984 and 2017 Landsat images.  The 1984 terminus location is noted with red arrows for the main and northern distributary tongue, southern distributary red arrow indicates lake margin.  The yellow arrows indicate the 2017 glacier terminus locations. The retreat of 2900 m since 1984 led to a lake of the same size forming. Purple dots indicate the snowline. Tulsequah Glacier, British Columbia is a remote glacier draining …

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October 6, 2017

Klinaklini Glacier, British Columbia Retreat Generates Large Icebergs

Klinaklini Glacier comparison in Landsat images from 1987 and 2017.  Red arrow 1987 terminus, yellow arrow 2017 terminus and snowline at purple dots. Klinaklini Glacier is the largest glacier in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia between Vancouver and Prince Rupert.  The glaier drains west and south from Mt. Silverthrone.  There is significant accumulation area above 2500 m and the glacier terminates at 300 m.  GLIMS noted the area in …

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