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Wolverine glacier weather station, Alaska

Detailed Description

Wolverine weather station collects weather data near the glacier to aid mass balance. 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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U.S. Geological Survey