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August 2, 2016

Glaciers in BAMS State of Climate 2015

Decrease in Glacier Mass Balance uses measurements from 1980-2014 of the average mass balance for a group of North Cascade, WA glaciers. Mass balance is the annual budget for the glaciers: total snow accumulation minus total snow ablation. Not only are mass balances consistently negative, they are also continually decreasing.¬†Glaciers have been one of the key and most iconic examples of the impact of global warming. ¬† BAMS State of …