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June 23, 2012

Pedersen Glacier Retreat Lake Expansion, Alaska

Pedersen Glacier is an outlet glacier of the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. The glacier drops quickly from the plateau of the icefield through a pair of icefalls terminating 3.5 km in a lake at 25 meters. Bruce Molnia of the USGS as part of an effort in repeat photographs of Alaskan glaciers to show historic changes captures the changes of Pedersen Glacier. A photographic …