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Glacial Dynamics Monitoring

Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush

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Overview

Glacial Dynamics

SEAN's long-term glacial dynamics monitoring program has been combined with others in the Alaska Region and contracted out to experts at University of Alaska in both Fairbanks and Anchorage. Using LIDAR and other techniques, they will produce estimates of how mass of representative park glaciers has changed over recent decades. The team issues progress reports on the program, which you may find under the Reports & Analyses tab.

The primary focus of this program is on the important glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park. However, analysis will also be provided regarding changes to glacial mass in the Skagway area, which is of interest to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Published Reports


GD 2014 report Loso, M., A. Arendt, C. Larsen, J. Rich, and N. Murphy. 2014. Alaskan national park glaciers - status and trends: Final report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/AKRO/NRTR—2014/922. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. » IRMA

GD 2012 progress Arendt, A., C. Larsen, M. Loso, N. Murphy, and J. Rich. 2013. Alaskan National Park glaciers - status and trends: Third progress report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/AKR/NRDS—2013/439. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.  (This includes Klondike Gold Rush NHP.) » IRMA

GD 2012 progress Arendt, A., C. Larsen, M. Loso, N. Murphy, and J. Rich. 2012. Alaskan National Park glaciers - status and trends: First progress report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/AKR/NRDS—2012/403. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.  (This includes Glacier Bay NP&P.) » IRMA

Glacial Dynamics monitoring data are found in the published reports.

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