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May 13, 2015

Retreat of Grewingk Glacier, Alaska 1986-2014

Grewingk Glacier drains west toward the Kachemak Bay, Alaska terminating in a proglacial lake in Kachemak Bay State Park.  The glacier drains an icefield on the Kenai Peninsula, glaciers draining west are in the Kenai Fjords National Park. The glaciers that drain east toward are in the Kenai Fjords National Park, which has a monitoring program.  Giffen et al (2008) observed the retreat of glaciers in the region. From 1950-2005 all 27 glaciers in …