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November 14, 2021
Field Glacier, Alaska Retreat, Separation and Rapid Lake Development 1984-2021
Field Glacier on Aug. 31, 2021 in a Sentinel image. Note former glacier junctions A and B where the glacier has separated this century. The 7.5 km2 lake did not exist when I first visited this glacier. The Field Glacier flows from the northwest side of the Juneau Icefield, and is named for Alaskan glaciologist and American Geographical Society leader William O. Field. Bill along with his work around Glacier …
September 25, 2017
Field Glacier, Alaska Retreat, Leads to Glacier Separation
Field Glacier in Landsat images from 1984, 2013 and 2017. The red arrow indicates the 1984 terminus, the yellow arrows the 2013 terminus and the yellow dots the 2017 terminus. The purple arrows indicate developing lateral margin lakes in 2013 and purple dots the transient snowline. The Field Glacier flows from the northwest side of the Juneau Icefield, and is named for Alaskan glaciologist and American Geographical Society leader William …