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Water, ice, meteorological, and speed measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1999 balance year

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4265

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Abstract

Winter snow accumulation and summer snow, firn, and ice melt were measured at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, to determine the winter and net balances for the 1999 balance year. The 1999 winter snow balance, averaged over the glacier, was 3.59 meters, and the net balance was 1.02 meters. Since the winter balance record began in 1959, only three winters have had a higher winter balance. Since the net balance record began in 1953, only 2 years have had a greater positive net balance than 1999. Runoff was measured from the glacier and an adjacent non-glacierized basin. Air temperature, precipitation, and humidity were measured nearby, and ice speed was measured. This report makes these data available to the glaciological and climatological community.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water, ice, meteorological, and speed measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1999 balance year
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2000-4265
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Information Services [distributor],
Description:
iii, 36 p. :ill. (some col.), maps ;28 cm.