OTHER GLACIER SITES
South Cascade Glacier
|South Cascade Glacier, (click on image for enlargement, 187 KB.)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a long-term program to monitor climate,
glacier motion, glacier mass balance, and stream runoff. The data collected are used to
understand glacier-related hydrologic processes and improve the quantitative prediction of
water resources, glacier-related hazards, and the consequences of climate change. The approach has been
to establish long-term mass balance monitoring programs at three widely spaced glacier
basins in the United States that clearly sample different climate-glacier-runoff regimes.
South Cascade Glacier is one of these three long-term, high quality mass balance monitoring
sites operated by the USGS. The other monitoring sites are Gulkana
Glacier and Wolverine Glacier
South Cascade Glacier change over time.
See 3-glacier summaries for annual
air temperature graphs and data.
If you have Google Earth installed, load view of South Cascade Glacier
See the Washington Water Science Center Glaciers and Snowpack Project page for more information here
Maintainer: William Bidlake
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Last update: Monday, 07-Jan-2013 16:07:27 AKST