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April 3, 2023

Sierra Nevada, California Glaciers Rapid Decline 2018-2022

MacClure and Lyell Glacier in 2018 and 2022 Sentinel images illustrating a decline from 0.09 to 0.06 km² The Sierra Nevada, California has a number of small glaciers that have clung to the north facing slopes of the High Sierra. An inventory of these glaciers completed by Basagic and Fountain (2011) identified glacier area in 2004, which had declined by 55% since 1903. At that time the MacClure Glacier had …

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