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September 7, 2021

Adams Glacier, Washington 50% area loss since 1998, No retained Snow in 2021

Adams Glacier in Sentinel 2 False Color image from 8-30-2021. Green dots indicate margin of the Adams Glacier and the now separated Adams Outlier section. The pink arrows indicate the top and bottom of the icefall. F=regions of exposed firn, A=areas of perennial retained accumulation.  Adams Glacier descends the north side of Mount Adams a 3743 m stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of Washington.  The glacier begins from the summit …

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