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Glacier Change from Icefield to Ocean Af...

Glacier Change from Icefield to Ocean Affects the Future

Glacier icefields cover a significant part of Alaska and they effect the state’s resource based economy. Power generation, tourism activities and fish productivity are all influence by the behavior of glaciers. Glacier change from icefield to ocean affects Alaska’s future. Shad O’Neel, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey has coauthored a paper that begins […]

Sculpted by Ice: Glaciers and the Alaska...

Sculpted by Ice: Glaciers and the Alaska Landscape - Michael Collier

Glaciers are an iconic feature of the Alaska landscape. These rivers of ice cover some five percent of the state and have dramatically molded the very shape of its land. Michael Collier introduces his readers to the wonders of these frozen features of the north in Sculpted by Ice: Glaciers and the Alaska Landscape. Alaska […]

The Second Columbia Glacier Iceberg Moni...

W.T. Pfeffer, 2007, from The Opening of a New Landscape: Columbia Glacier at Mid-Retreat, published by American Geophysical Union.

Icebergs calving from Columbia Glacier and drifting into the vessel traffic lanes frequented by oil tankers transiting Prince William Sound has long been a subject of interest to the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (Council) and especially its Port Operations and Vessel Traffic System (POVTS) Committee. Historically, the Council was participated in pioneering […]