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December 4, 2019
Wright Glacier, Alaska Snowline and Terminus Retreat
Wright Glacier in 1984 and 2019 Landsat images. The red arrow indicates 1984 terminus location, yellow arrow 2019 terminus location, pink arrow where the surface slope steepens and red dots indicate the snowline. Wright Glacier is the largest glacier draining an icefield just south of the Taku River and the larger Juneau Icefield. The glacier accumulation zone is mainly in British Columbia. The glacier filled a lake basin in 1948 …
July 2, 2014
Wright Glacier Retreat, Southeast Alaska
Wright Glacier is the main glacier draining a small icefield just south of the Taku River and the larger Juneau Icefield. Wright Glacier is 60 km east of Juneau and has ended in a lake since 1948. A picture of the glacier in 1948 from the NSIDC collection indicates the terminus mainly filling the lake, but breaking up. The glacier drains the same icefield as the retreating West Speel and …