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August 26, 2022

Whitney Glacier, Mount Shasta snow free again in 2022

Whitney Glacier on August 25, 2022 in Sentinel image. Green arrows separation points, yellow arrows remaining snowpack The summer of 2021 proved to be catastrophic for Whitney Glacier on Mount Shasta, California in terms of volume loss, ~15% leading to long term impacts, such as the 50% area reduction and 1000 m retreat since 2005.  The glacier lost 100% of its 2021 snowpack and was in the process of separating …