Organizations

UAA
Primary
NSF
Funding
USGS
EPSCoR-ACE

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Retreat of Skilak Glacier 1952-2013 - Interactive Slider Graphic

Perspective rendering showing retreat of the Skilak Glacier, a major source of glacial runoff to the Kenai River. Colored lines indicate ice extent for 1952, 1978, and 2013 derived from aerial photographs. The toe of Skilak Glacier retreated only slightly between 1952 and 1978 and then it retreated rapidly over 4 km between 1978 and 2013, creating a new proglacial lake. An interactive slider graphic showing greater detail is available at https://ak-nsf-epscor.github.io/kenai-change/skilakGlacierChange.html

For more information, please see the following journal article: Schoen et al. 2017. Fisheries. “Future of Pacific Salmon in the Face of Environmental Change: Lessons from One of the World’s Remaining Productive Salmon Regions.”

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    https://ak-nsf-epscor.github.io/kenai-change/skilakGlacierChange.html

Status: Complete
Type: Data
Data Types: Web Service
Primary Contacts
Name: Frank Witmer
Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Email: fwitmer@uaa.alaska.edu
Other Contacts
Name: Mark Wipfli
Title: Professor of Freshwater Ecology, UAF
Email: mwipfli@alaska.edu
Name: Erik Schoen
Title: Post-Doctorate Researcher
Email: eschoen@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Type
University of Alaska Anchorage
Academic

Funding Organization
Type
National Science Foundation
Federal

Other Organizations
US Geological Survey, EPSCoR - Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments

Regions
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula, Southcentral

Collections
Alaska EPSCoR Southcentral Test Case

Source Portal
Alaska EPSCoR Data Portal

Direct Record Link
http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu/catalog/entries/8791-retreat-of-skilak-glacier-1952-2013-interacti