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Scientists use ground penetrating radar on Wolverine Glacier, AK

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Researchers use ground penetrating radar to determine the depth of the snow on Wolverine Glacier. Wolverine Glacier is in the Kenai Mountains on the coast of south-central Alaska. In 1966 scientists with the USGS began making direct measurements of surface mass balance at Wolverine Glacier, one of the "benchmark glaciers" in Alaska. The project also integrates remotely sensed data to enhance our understanding of how glaciers respond to changes in climate.


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