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December 3, 2012

Fork Glacier Retreat and Separation, Brooks Range, Alaska

The Romanzof Mountains in the Brooks Range of Alaska has numerous small alpine glaciers. This is an area that has seen some of the greatest warming of anywhere over the last 30 years. In this post we focus on Fork Glacier which is just northwest of Okpilak Glacier. The glaciers in this region have been undergoing significant thinning and mass loss (Delcourt et al, 2008) including on McCall Glacier, Okpilak …