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Gilkey Glacier Retreat Lake Formation

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm4 comments
Gilkey Glacier Retreat Lake Formation

As glacier retreat has increased over the last 30 years, the number of new lakes formed by retreat has exploded.  Alaska is one region where this is particularly true. In 1948 the Gilkey Glacier draining the west side of the Juneau Icefield ended on an outwash plain, red dots, as […]

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Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

January 14, 2014 10:20 pm0 comments
Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

Climate change is changing the map of our world.  The changes can be distant from the cause, such as sea level rise, which is partially from melting ice sheets, on coastlines around the world.  The changes can be local as well such as is in the formation of new lakes, […]

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