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October 31, 2011

Lower Fremont Glacier, Wyoming Disappearing

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). The Lower Fremont is one of the glaciers that will not survive. A comparison of its extent from 1966 USGS map, 1994 USGS aerial photography and 2006 satellite image in Google Earth indicate …