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December 14, 2015

Emmons Glacier, Washington Velocity Map Signals its Future

1966 Aerial image taken by Austin Post, USGS, red arrow indicates discharge stream.¬†Emmons Glacier in 2005, red arrow indicates discharge stream, blue arrow lower limit of clean ice and green arrow region of peak velocity. Emmons Glacier descends the northeast side of Mount Rainier into the White River, and is its largest glacier by area¬† The river is host to pink, chum, coho and chinook salmon, note distribution map below. …


October 6, 2013

Inter Glacier Retreat-Demise, Mount Rainier Washington

Inter Glacier is one of the smaller glaciers on Mount Rainier, Washington, lying between the larger Emmons and Winthrop Glacier. The glacier now extends from 2800 to 2200 m, with recent retreat shortening the glacier to 1 km in length. This post examines the retreat from 1992 to 2013 using Landsat imagery, Google Earth imagery and pictures from 2013 from Tyler Christensen. In 1992-1994 the glacier extends below a prominent …