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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 Contact
Witmer, Frank
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Email: fwitmer@uaa.alaska.edu
Work: (907) 786 - 1637
Primary Agency
University of Alaska Anchorage
Type
Academic

Funding Agency
National Science Foundation
Type
Federal

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

ISO Topics
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, environment, geoscientificInformation, inlandWaters

Geo-keywords
Alaska, Kenai Peninsula, Southcentral

Collection
Alaska EPSCoR Southcentral Test Case

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http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu/catalogs/11861-retreat-of-skilak-glacier-1952-2013-interacti
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