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June 19, 2015

Slender Glacier, Brooks Range, Alaska: Rapid Retreat 1992-2014

Slender Glacier is not an official name, but a well suited name to this glacier in the Romanzof Mountains of the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska.  It is adjacent to the Okpilak Glacier and drains into the Okpilak River, which is host to arctic grayling. Here we examine Landsat imagery from 1992-2014 to identify changes. U-Alaska-Fairbanks has an ongoing program in the nearby Jarvis Creek Watershed examining in part how will the …


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 …