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October 10, 2013

J Glacier Retreat-Impending Loss, Wyoming

J Glacier is a small Glacier on the northwest side of Klondike Peak in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. In this post we examine changes in this glacier from 1994-2013 using Landsat Imagery and from 2013 and Google Earth imagery from 1994, 2006 and 2009. In 1966 the glacier ended on the far side of the lake basin and no lake was present. The retreat from 1966-1995 was 60 …


October 4, 2012

Knife Point Glacier Retreat (Dissappearing), Wind River Range, Wyoming

The Wind River Range is host to 40 glaciers that all have retreated significantly over the last 25 years and 45 years. Of the 15 glaciers observed in detail, nine will not survive current climate (Pelto, 2008). This is based on the lack of a persistent and consistent accumulation zone essential for glacier survival (Pelto, 2010). Thompson et al (2011) quantified the loss in area, of the 44 glaciers was …