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July 13, 2023

Loss of Conrad Glacier, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA

Conard Glacier looking south across Conrad Lake in 1993. Glacier terminates 193 m from lake. In 1993 we surveyed the glaciers of the Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington. Conrad Glacier was our main focus, we worked with a field class from Pacific Lutheran University to measure snowpack, area and runoff from the glacier. In 1958 the glacier reached Conrad Lake and had an area of 0.5 km². In 1993 at our …


December 28, 2016

Canadian Columbia Basin Glacier Fall 2016 Field Season

Guest Post by Ben Pelto, PhD Candidate, UNBC Geography, [email protected] Figure 1. An illustration of the glacier mass balance sum. Mass balance is equal to the amount of snow accumulation and the amount of ice melt over time. Traditionally, this is reported as annual mass balance (how much mass a glacier gained or lost in a particular year) and is reported in meters water equivalent (mwe). The Columbia Basin Glacier …