This Post is an update to one I wrote in 2009 for Realclimate. It is warranted given the increasing observations in papers by Rignot et al (2014), Favier et al (2014), and Mouginot et al (2014) that the Pine Island Glacier exiting into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica has […]
Mauri Pelto is a glaciologist, professor of Environmental Science at Nichols College, and Director of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project.
Do we understand the atmosphere enough to identify problems and solve them? Heck yes, we are two-for-two!
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The rain had poured down us all day, finally at 4 pm it relented. We left the tent with a rush and headed over the ridge from Pumice Creek to visit Milk Lake Glacier. To our surprise the glacier pictured on the map was nearly gone. It was August, 9th […]Read more ›