Recent Alpine Glacier Variability: Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA

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dc.rights.license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) en_US
dc.contributor.author Maloof, Abigail
dc.contributor.author Piburn, Jesse
dc.contributor.author Tootle, Glenn
dc.contributor.author Kerr, Greg
dc.coverage.spatial Wind River Range (Wyo.) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-17T20:46:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-17T20:46:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-24
dc.identifier.citation Maloof, A., Piburn, J., Tootle, G., Kerr, G. (2014): Recent Alpine Glacier Variability: Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA. Geosciences, 4(3). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/4039
dc.description.abstract Glacier area and volume changes were quantified through the use of historical aerial photographs in the Wind River Range, Wyoming. Forty-four glaciers in the Wind River Range were analyzed using orthorectified aerial photography from 2012. This is an update to the work of Thompson et al. [1] in which the surface area changes of the 44 glaciers were estimated from 1966 to 2006. The total surface area of the glaciers was estimated to be 27.8 ± 0.8 km2, a decrease of 39% from 1966 and a decrease of 2% from 2006. The 2012 volume changes for the 44 glaciers were estimated using the Bahr et al. [2] volume-area scaling technique. The total glacier volume in 2012 was calculated to be 1.01 ± 0.21 km3, a decrease of 63% from 1966. These results, once compared to temperature and snowpack trends, suggest that the downward trend in snowpack as well as increasing temperatures seem to be the most likely driver of the glacier recessions. With Global Circulation Models (GCMs) forecasting higher temperatures and lower precipitation in the western U.S., it is likely that glaciers will continue to recede. en_US
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject glacier en_US
dc.subject remote sensing en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject Geographic Information System (GIS) en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.title Recent Alpine Glacier Variability: Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA en_US
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