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May 31, 2021
Valdez Glacier, Alaska Significant Calving Retreat in 2020
Valdez Glacier terminus in Sentinel images from 6-27-2020, 8-21-2020 and 5-23-2021. In June the glacier’s terminus area is poised to collapse with extensive rifting and marginal proglacial lakes along the east and west margins. In July the terminus breaks up and in August the lake is filled by a flotilla of icebergs. The May image indicates the icebergs are still present. Valdez Glacier is an outlet glacier from the Chugach …