Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Black Rapids Glacier

Every year in spring we make a trip to Black Rapids to do some mass balance measurements. Once again we found a beautiful day for it, and this time my daughter Sonja got to join me as well.

Surprisingly, Black Rapids Glacier had quite a low snow year; it was one of the thinnest snow covers we've measured in several decades. It's surprising, because Fairbanks had quite a nice year. In general, Black Rapids Glacier continues to thin rapidly.

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