File:Easton Glacier Terminus.jpg

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A 2003 photograph of the ~2.9 square kilometer Easton Glacier on Mount Baker in Washington State. Between ~1890 and 1950, this glacier retreated ~2400 meters. It subsequently expanded 600 meters during a locally cold period between 1950 and 1979. Since then, it has again retreated 315 meters (as of 2002) with 150 meters lost solely between 1997 and 2002.[1]. The extent of the glacier in 1985 is indicated in the figure.

Though continued rapid retreat is likely in the near future, the relative stability of the snow accumulation zone higher up the glacier suggests that this glacier could eventually stabilize if present climate conditions were maintained[1].


Photo and outline by Mauri Pelto, director of North Cascade Glacier Climate Project, and released by him into the public domain.

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  1. ^ a b [full text] Pelto, M.S. and Hartzell, P.L. (2004). "Change in longitudinal profile on three North Cascades glaciers during the last 100 years". Hydrologic Processes 18: 1139-1146. 

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