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August 22, 2013

BAMS State of the Climate 2012-Glacier section

The BAMS State of the Climate 2012 has been published. It is the best synopsis of 2012 climate there is. What follows is the section on Alpine glaciers, that I authored, from BAMS. 3) Alpine glaciers—M. S. Pelto Alpine glaciers have been studied as sensitive indicators of climate for more than a century, most commonly focusing on changes in terminus position and mass balance. The worldwide retreat of mountain glaciers …