Tuesday, September 05, 2006

More of Alaska's Glaciers Past vs. Present

In a follow up to my original post detailing the retreat of Alaska's glaciers over time, here is a second series of pics.

Holgate Glacier - Northwest-looking photograph taken from near the head of Holgate Arm, Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.












Unnamed Glacier - North-looking photograph taken near the retreating unnamed valley glacier that forms the East Fork of the Teklanika River, Denali











Pedersen Glacier - Southwest-looking photograph taken from a shoreline location of Pedersen Glacier, Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.











Muir Glacier - An alternate shot from the first post, this one north-looking taken from a shoreline location near Muir Point, Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.











Photo credits:
credits: USGS Photo Library, Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey & the National Park Service
Photo source: NSIDC Special Collections

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't prove anything - glaciers have been receeding for 10000 years. (since the end of the ice age)

Odiyya said...

You're right, it doesn't prove a thing. Except, perhaps, for its possible application as an intelligence test.