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TitleMass balance results from the Cordillera Glacier-Climate Observing Network, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Alberta, for 2015 and 2016 balance years
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AuthorEdnie, M; Demuth, M N
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8503, 2019, 24 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/314926 (Open Access)
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Year2019
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Northwest Territories
NTS82N; 82O; 83B; 83C; 83D; 92A; 92B; 92G; 92H; 92I; 92J; 105I
AreaHelm Glacier; Place Glacier; Wapta Icefield; Peyto Glacier; Columbia Icefield; Saskatchewan Glacier; Bologna Glacier
Lat/Long WENS-124.0000 -114.0000 53.0000 49.0000
Lat/Long WENS-130.0000 -128.0000 63.0000 62.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; geophysics; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; glaciers; icefields; ice; snow; satellite geodesy; Canadian Cordillera; Cordillera Glacier-Climate Observing Network; mass balance; melt rates
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; geoscientific sketch maps; time series; bar graphs; plots; tables
ProgramGlacier Mass Balance Project, GSC Atlantic Division
Released2019 08 15
AbstractGeological Survey of Canada Open File 8503 presents mass balance data from glaciers in the Cordillera Glacier-Climate Observing network for the 2015 and 2016 balance years. Glacier-wide net annual balances at all observing sites were negative for both years. Results from the surveys indicate warmer summer conditions with less winter accumulation occurred throughout western and northern Cordillera in 2015 compared to 2016. Where historical mass balance data exists, annual glacier-wide mass balances during both balance years were more negative than long-term averages. Historically significant melt rates were observed at Peyto Glacier where annual balance was 2nd most negative on record.
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This openfile presents mass balance data from glaciers in the Cordillera Glacier-Climate Observing network for the 2015 and 2016 balance years. Glacier-wide annual balances were negative throughout both years with annual mass loss being greatest in 2015. Where historical mass balance data exists, annual glacier-wide mass balances during both balance years were more negative than long-term averages.
GEOSCAN ID314926