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April 22, 2012

Romanzof Glacier Retreat. Brooks Range, Alaska

In the Romanzof Mts. Brooks Range, Alaska McCall Glacier and Okpilak Glacier have been the main focus of research. These glaciers are much smaller than glaciers in southern Alaska, as the region has much more limited amounts of snowfall. The University of Alaska-Fairbanks have focused on McCall Glacier average rate of thinning increased between 1956–93 and 1993–2002, averaging 0.4 m/year for the entire period. The primary region of thinning was …