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September 13, 2012

Des Poilus Glacier Retreat, British Columbia

Des Poilus Glacier, British Columbia is at the southwest corner of the Wapta Icefield in Yoho National Park. The glacier flow south at a relatively low slope from the slopes of Mt. Des Poilus. The glacier retreated 500 m, a rate of 15-18 m/year, from 1950-1980. In this post we examine the continued retreat and development of a new lake at the terminus of the glacier using Landsat imagery from …