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May 15, 2018

Popof Glacier Retreat, Alaska Features Tributary Separation

Popof Glacier comparison in 1986 and 2016 Landsat images. Red arrow is the 1986 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2016 terminus location, pink arrows indicate two key tributaries and purple dots indicate the snowline. Popof Glacier is at the southern end of the Stiking Icefield in southeast Alaska.¬† In 1948 the glacier had two terminus sections¬† that separated around Mount Basargin and then rejoined.¬† By 1979 the glacier termini were …