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September 12, 2018

Cordova Glacier, Alaska Loses a Lake & a Tributary

Cordova Glacier retreat and glacier separation revealed by Landsat images from 1987 and 2018, red arrow is the 1987 terminus position of main glacier and tributaries, yellow arrow is the 2018 terminus location.  Purple dots indicate the snowline and the pink arrow the former location of Rude Lake.  Cordova Glacier is located at the head of the western fork of the Rude River in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. In USGS …