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July 19, 2014

Alpine Glaciers-BAMS State of the Climate 2013

The post below is the chapter from the BAMS State of the climate 2013, that I author each year. Full report which is the most comprehensive assessment of climate in 2013. Alpine Glaciers – Mauri S. Pelto The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) record of mass balance and terminus behavior (WGMS, 2013) provides a global index for alpine glacier behavior. Mass balance was -638 mm in 2012, negative for the 22nd consecutive …