Blog archives: Plain-English Summaries

Plain-English Summary: Annual Push Moraines as Climate Proxy

Study identifies longest record of annual glacier retreat in North America; retreat driven by summer temperature Summary by:  Matthew J. Beedle, Brian Menounos, and Roger Wheate In 2007 Drs. Brian Luckman and Menounos stumbled upon an important series of moraines at the terminus of Castle Creek Glacier, BC (Figure 1).  I was due to start […]

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What is a Plain-English Summary?

The goal of a plain-English summary is to provide a concise version of peer-reviewed work that is accurate, comprehensible by the non-expert, informative and perhaps even enjoyable.  One project at GlacierChange.org is to provide an online venue for the ‘publication’ of plain-English summaries.  It is our hope that the individuals advancing the science of glaciers […]

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Plain-English Summary: Glacier Water Resources on the Eastern Slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Study forecasts 80-90% decline in glacier cover in Albertan Rockies by 2100: implications for municipalities, agriculture, and industry. Summary by:  Matthew J. Beedle, Shawn Marshall, and Brian Menounos New research predicts that 80-90% of the glacier ice on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies will be gone by the end of the century. The […]

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