Notes on Mount Baker Glacier Trends / Reading the Washington Landscape, Dan McShane

Cumulative mass balance for several north Cascades glaciers (Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin, 2013 2013_gmbb12.pdf)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015  Dan McShane

The Seattle Times ran an article on the ongoing glacial research is the North Cascades:  seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/disastrous-low-snow-heat-eat-away-at-northwest-glaciers .

The combination of very little snow last winter and very warm temperatures through the winter, spring and summer have been cause for questions about how our Cascade Range glaciers are doing. Mauri Pelto’s work in the North Cascades over the past 30 years has been gaining attention and this year sort of upped that interest – hence the Times article.

The overall trend since measurement of mass balance of glacial ice was started in the 1980s has been a loss of glacial ice.  […]
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