Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers | High Sierra Topix  

Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
User avatar

Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers

Postby maverick » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:50 pm

Yosemite NPS:
Yosemite’s glaciers have been the subject of study since John Muir first confirmed their presence in 1871. Since that time, many scientists have returned to the glaciers to document their condition and observe changes in the ice. This animation brings together more than 130 years of data to show the retreat of Yosemite's two remaining glaciers, the Lyell and Maclure, from 1883 to 2015. Note how the drought and warm temperatures of the past four years have greatly accelerated their retreat. This winter's near-average snowfall is a welcome change, but even a major snowfall year like 2011 (178% of average) does not add substantial mass to these glaciers—it only slows their retreat.



Check out the retreat of the Maclure and Lyell glaciers from 1883 to 2016 animation near the bottom of the page. :(
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8049
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers

Postby ERIC » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:18 pm

Link please. :)
New members, please consider giving us an intro!
Follow us on Twitter @HighSierraTopix. Use hashtags #SIERRAPHILE #GotSierra? #GotMountains?
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighSierraTopix
User avatar
ERIC
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2910
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:13 am
Location: between the 916 and 661
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:40 am

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8049
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Retreat of Yosemite Glaciers

Postby oldhikerQ » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:07 am

Thanks for the link Mav.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost
User avatar
oldhikerQ
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:50 am
Location: South OC, CA
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker


Return to The Campfire



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests