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Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 2000-01 balance years

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4165

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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 2000 and 2001 balance years. In 2000, the winter balance, averaged over the glacier, was 3.32 meters, and the net balance was 0.38 meters. The winter balance was the ninth highest since the record began in 1959. The net balance was greater than 33 of the 41 years since 1959. In 2001, the winter balance was 1.90 meters, and net balance was -1.57 meters. The winter balance was lower than all but 4 years since 1959, and the net balance was more negative than all but 5 other years. Runoff was measured from the glacier basin and an adjacent non-glacierized basin. Air temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed and solar radiation were measured nearby. Ice displacements were measured for the 1998-2001 period.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 2000-01 balance years
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2002-4165
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
63 p.