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September 28, 2018

Taku Glacier, Alaska in 2018 Highest Snowline in 70+ years

Taku Glacier transient snowline (purple dots) in Landsat images from 7/21 and 9/16/2018. The¬†Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP)¬†has been examining the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield since 1946. Until the NASA Landsat program began, field measurements and aerial observations were the only means to observe the glaciers of the icefield. For more than 40 years it was Maynard Miller, U of Idaho, who led this expedition that has trained so …

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December 18, 2011

Taku Glacier Transient Snow Line Paper Published

This post examines in simpler terms and more images the paper published this week in The Cryosphere on “Utility of late summer transient snowline migration rate on Taku Glacier, Alaska”. The transient snowline (TSL) is the point of transition from snow to older glacier firn and ice. The TSL rises during the course of the summer melt season and at the end of the melt season is the equilibrium line …

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