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November 1, 2016
Desolation Valley, Alaska, Conversion from Glacier to Lake
Retreat of Desolation-Fairweather Glacier from 2010-2016 in Landsat images. The red arrow indicates 2010 terminus positions, yellow arrow the 2016 terminus. Pink arrow a delta exposed by lake level lowering. D=Desolation Glacier. Desolation Glacier flows west from the Fairweather Range into Desolation Valley where in 1986 it joined with the Fairweather Glacier flowing from the north and the Lituya Glacier flowing from the south to fill the valley with glacier …