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Columbia Glacier, Alaska: changes in velocity 1977-1986

Journal of Geophysical Research

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Abstract

The Columbia Glacier, a grounded, iceberg-calving tidewater glacier near Valdez, Alaska, began to retreat about 1977. Drastic retreat occurred in 1984, and by early 1986, retreat amounted to 2km. The glacier has thinned more than 100m since 1974 at a point 4km behind the 1974 terminus position. Between 1977 and 1985 the lower glacier ice velocity increased from 3-8m/d to 10-15m/d. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Columbia Glacier, Alaska: changes in velocity 1977-1986
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume
92
Issue:
B9
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
First page:
8961
Last page:
8968
Number of Pages:
8