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August 20, 2015

Disastrous Year for North Cascade Glacier Mass Balance (Snow/Ice Economy)

  Mass loss of North Cascade glaciers visualized. A disastrous year is unfolding in 2015 for North Cascade glaciers, if normal melt conditions continue the range will lose 5-7% of its entire glacier volume in one year! For the 32nd consecutive year we were in the North Cascade Range, of Washington to observe the mass balance of glaciers across the entire mountain range. The melt season is not over, but …