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February 26, 2015
Mahsa Icefield Retreat and Separation, Baranof Island, Alaska
The Mahsa Icefield is at the headwaters of Takatz Creek. This is a small glacier, not an actual icefield. Five kilometers to the west is another small unnamed glacier at the headwaters of Sawmill Creek. Here we focus on changes in the two glacier using Landsat images from 1986 to 2014. Google Earth image In 1986 the Mahsa Icefield is a contiguous glacier that extended 5 km from east to …