Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936-2013

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As Grinnell Glacier retreats, vegetation establishes itself in the newly exposed surfaces. The increase in vegetation along the moraine (center) in this pair is especially obvious.

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Grinnell Basin 1936-2013 animation
Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936
Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936
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Grinnell Glacier Basin 2013
Grinnell Glacier Basin 2013.
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