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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 …


September 8, 2013

Conrad Icefield Retreat, Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia

Comparison of  Conrad Glacier (Cn), Malloy Glacier and Vowell Glacier (V) in Landsat images from 1987 and 2015.  The 1987 terminus location indicated by red arrow, 2015 terminus position yellow arrow and upglacier thinning purple arrows.  Conrad Icefield is at the northern edge of the Bugaboos in the Purcell Range of the Selkirk Mountains in southwest British Columbia. The icefield feeds several terminus tongues primarily the Conrad Glacier and Malloy …