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June 7, 2016
Bailang Glacier and Angge Glacier Retreat, China 1995-2015
Comparison of 1995 and 2015 Landsat image illustrating 1995 (red arrows) and 2015 terminus locations (yellow arrows) of Bailang Glacier (B) and Angge Glacier (A). Purple arrows indicate areas upglacier of expanding bedrock due to glacier thinning. Head of Chubda Glacier (C), Bhutan indicated. Bailang Glacier and Angge Glacier, China are adjacent to the Chubda Glacier, Bhutan. Despite being in a different nation on a different side of the Himalaya, the …
June 8, 2014
Retreat of Lake No Lake Glacier Junction, Juneau Icefield, British Columbia
Lake No Lake is a glacier dammed lake that periodically drains under the retreating Tulsequah Glacier. Canadian topographic maps indicate that three glaciers coalesced to fill this valley: Tulsequah, No Lake East and No Lake West. By 1984 when I had a chance to see this lake had formed while working on Tulsequah Glacier. Here we examine the retreat of the three glaciers that has led first to lake formation …