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February 22, 2015

Carbon Lake Glacier Retreat, Alaska

On Baranof Island in southeast Alaska there are a pair of unnamed glaciers at the headwaters of the Carbon Lake watershed, that then drains into Chatham Strait. ┬áHere we examine changes in these glacier from 1986 to 2014 using Landsat imagery. ┬áThe blue arrow indicates the northern glacier terminus and the yellow arrow the southern glacier terminus region. In 1986 the southern glacier terminus, yellow arrow consisted of three main …