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Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1986-1991 balance years

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4006

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Abstract

Mass balance and climate variables are reported for South Cascade Glacier, Washington, for the years 1986-91. These variables include air temperature, precipitation, water runoff, snow accumulation, snow and ice melt terminus position, surface level, and ice speed. Data are reduced to daily and monthly values where appropriate. The glacier-averaged values of spring snow accumulation and fall net balance given in this report differ from previous results because amore complete analysis is made. Snow accumulation values for the1986-91 period ranged from 3.54 (water equivalent) meters in 1991 to2.04 meters in 1987. Net balance values ranged from 0.07 meters in1991 to -2.06 meters in 1987. The glacier became much smaller during the 1986-91 period and retreated a cumulative 50 meters.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1986-1991 balance years
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2000-4006
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services [distributor],
Description:
v, 77 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.; 15 illus.; 16 tables