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October 4, 2012

Knife Point Glacier Retreat (Dissappearing), Wind River Range, Wyoming

The Wind River Range is host to 40 glaciers that all have retreated significantly over the last 25 years and 45 years. Of the 15 glaciers observed in detail, nine will not survive current climate (Pelto, 2008). This is based on the lack of a persistent and consistent accumulation zone essential for glacier survival (Pelto, 2010). Thompson et al (2011) quantified the loss in area, of the 44 glaciers was …