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May 29, 2018

Sherman Glacier, Alaska Diminishing Protective Blanket=Mass Loss

Sherman Glacier, Alaska in Landsat images from 1987 and 2017.  Black arrows indicate tributaries on north side. Purple dots indicate the snowline. Point A indicates a depression formed from lateral recession. Also notice how the debris cover has with glacier flow been shifted downglacier.  Sherman Glacier is in the Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska and is famous for the large landslide triggered by the magnitude 9.0 Good Friday earthquake in …