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December 14, 2015

Emmons Glacier, Washington Velocity Map Signals its Future

1966 Aerial image taken by Austin Post, USGS, red arrow indicates discharge stream.¬†Emmons Glacier in 2005, red arrow indicates discharge stream, blue arrow lower limit of clean ice and green arrow region of peak velocity. Emmons Glacier descends the northeast side of Mount Rainier into the White River, and is its largest glacier by area¬† The river is host to pink, chum, coho and chinook salmon, note distribution map below. …