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July 12, 2012

Alpine Glaciers BAMS State of the Climate in 2011

Below is the section I wrote on Alpine Glaciers for the BAMS State of the Climate in 2011 published on July, 10, 2012. The focus is on glacier changes in 2011. 3) ALPINE GLACIERS—M. S. Pelto The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) record of mass balance and terminus behavior (WGMS 2011) provides a global index for alpine glacier behavior. Mass balance was -766 mm in 2010, negative for the 20th …