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July 26, 2022
Deming Glacier Icefall Deceleration 2017-2022 Driven by Mass Balance Loss
Deming Glacier velocity from NASA MEaSUREs ITS_Live at four locations from below icefall at blue X to above icefall at red X. There is not a significant change in velocity above the icefall (red X), but significant deceleration in the icefall and below the icefall. The Deming Glacier drains the southwest side of the summit of Mount Baker a stratovolcano in the North Cascades of Washington, with a massive icefall …
July 20, 2012
Mount Baker Glacier Mass Balance
Just published in Hydrologic Process is a paper from our 28 years of research on Mount Baker. “Mass Balance Loss of Mount Baker, Washington glaciers 1990-2010” Mass balance is really the annual bank account for the glacier. Deposits are snow accumulation, withdraws are melting. A glacier that has greater income has a positive mass balance and increases in volume. Greater melting leads to losses in volume. Mount Baker,North Cascades, WA …