Anniversary Of Longest Continuous Glacier Research In North America:‘Alaska’s Glaciers Are Sinking’

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest continuous glacier research efforts in North America.

In 1966, the U.S. Geological Survey began measuring changes in mass and volume at Wolverine and Gulkana glaciers in Alaska as part of its Benchmark Glacier program. These data serve as indicators of glacier health and help scientists understand how glaciers respond to a warming climate.

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