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February 14, 2013

Tasman Glacier Retreat Update 2013

Glacier change revealed in Landsat images from 1990 and 2015.Tasman Glacier.  The red arrow indicates 1990 terminus location, the yellow arrow indicates 2015 terminus location and the purple arrow indicates upglacier thinning. Illustrates the development of a proglacial lake and a 4.5 km retreat of Tasman Glacier in the last 25 years. The New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has been examining the changes in volume and snowline …