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February 28, 2016

Shamrock Glacier, Alaska Loses Terminus Tongue

Shamrock Glacier comparison in 1987 and 2014 Landsat images. Red arrow 1987 terminus, yellow arrow 2014 terminus, purple arrows upglacier thinning and purple dots the snowline. The terminus tongues extending into the lake has been lost. Shamrock Glacier flows north from the Neacola Mountains into Chakachamna Lake in the Lake Clark National Park of Alaska. This lake is transited¬†by several species of salmon, mainly sockeye, heading into spawning ¬†areas upriver. …