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Fifty-Year Record of Glacier Change Reveals Shifting Climate in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, USA

Accelerating loss of mass, weakening correlation with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and increasing mass turnover likely are the result of changes to warmer and drier climate conditions that are affecting three well-studied glaciers.

by U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3046
Related topics:
Climate change, Field monitoring stations, Geolocation measurement, Glaciation, Glaciology, Water cycle, Glacier features
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Alaska, Washington
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