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September 25, 2017
Field Glacier, Alaska Retreat, Leads to Glacier Separation
Field Glacier in Landsat images from 1984, 2013 and 2017. The red arrow indicates the 1984 terminus, the yellow arrows the 2013 terminus and the yellow dots the 2017 terminus. The purple arrows indicate developing lateral margin lakes in 2013 and purple dots the transient snowline. The Field Glacier flows from the northwest side of the Juneau Icefield, and is named for Alaskan glaciologist and American Geographical Society leader William …
November 22, 2011
Field Glacier, Alaska Retreat, Lake expansion, tributary separation
Above is a paired Landsat image from 1984 left and 2013 right, indicating a 2300 m retreat in this period, below is further detailed examination. The Field Glacier flows from the northwest side of the Juneau Icefield, and is named for Alaskan glaciologist and American Geographical Society leader William O. Field. Bill also helped initiate the Juneau Icefield Research Program, which Maynard Miller then ably managed for more than 50 …