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May 30, 2017

Earth Science Matters - Volume 6, Spring 2017

This issue focuses on the forest ecosystems in the western United States. These forests stretch from the boreal forests of Alaska through the giant sequoia forests of the Sierra Nevadas to the mixed conifer forests of the southern Rocky Mountains. All these habitats are affected by a combination of climate variability and changes in land management.

Date published: November 30, 2016

Tracking long-term changes in Rocky Mountain snowpack

This article is part of the Fall 2016 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter

November 30, 2016

Earth Science Matters - Volume 5, Fall 2016

This issue of Earth Science Matters highlights USGS research on Rocky Mountain ecosystems and their sensitivity to changing climate and land use, historic patterns of land use in the conterminous United States, and changes in seasonal wind patterns related to glaciation.

Date published: September 28, 2016

Fifty Years of Glacier Change Research in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest continuous glacier research efforts in North America.