The weather in Terrace, BC for 2018 can be summed up in a few primary stories: A winter story: Higher than average snowfall at low elevations. A temperature story: Warmer than average, and with the 3rd warmest summer on record. A summer/fall drought story: Record-setting dry conditions from July through October. But first, some annual […]» Continue reading "Is This Weather Normal? – 2018 Overview"
Have you ever wondered if the weather yesterday, last week, or this past month was “normal”? Starting in the coming days, “Is This Weather Normal?” will become a regular blog topic at GlacierChange.org. This series of posts will focus on the weather of Terrace – a town of some 12,000 in the Coast Mountains of […]» Continue reading "Is This Weather Normal? – Introduction"
This photo pair shows the Gilkey Glacier (main glacier in the valley) in southeast Alaska. It’s hard to get a sense of the enormity of this scene. The distance from the photo location to where the glacier curves around the corner to the left is ~10 km. The amount of thinning of the glacier surface […]» Continue reading "Gilkey Glacier, AK – 30 Years of Thinning"
By Matt Beedle The longest continuous record of annual length change for a North America glacier now stands at 55 years (1959-2013). In 2013 Castle Creek Glacier retreated 26.3 meters, the fifth largest annual measurement since 1959. Total 1959-2013 retreat now stands at 803 m, with an average annual rate of 14.6 m. Annual length […]» Continue reading "Castle Creek Glacier – 55 Years of Retreat"
By Matt Beedle In 1939, Raymond Zillmer and Lorin Tiefenthaler ventured into the Canoe River basin to fill voids and correct mistakes in the early maps of this rugged part of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. The high-mountain sources of the Canoe River had been viewed from afar, but not yet explored in any […]» Continue reading "2013 Field Research Teaser: Zillmer Glacier, BC"