Pedersen Glacier’s terminus has retreated more than 2 km

Image: Pedersen Glacier’s terminus has retreated more than 2 km

Detailed Description

In the roughly 60 - 80 years between photographs, most of the lake/lagoon has filed with sediment and now supports several varieties of grasses, shrubs, and aquatic plants. Several dozen dead trees are remnants of a mid-20th century forest that was drowned by more than 3 m of down warping of the coast during the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake. Pedersen Glacier’s terminus has retreated more than 2 km. The tributary located high above Pedersen Glacier separated from it sometime during the third quarter of the 20th century. No icebergs are visible. Isolated patches of snow are present at a few higher elevation locations. Note the stands of trees that have developed between the sediment filled wetland and the glacier

Details

Image Dimensions: 2464 x 1612

Location Taken: Muir Glacier and Muir Inlet, AK, US