Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meares Glacier - Advancing

Meares glacier advancing, Unakwik Inlet, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

In today’s age of a climate sensitive landscape, there are few advancing glaciers. Most are receding quickly. There is at least one in Alaska--that I’m aware of--that is advancing. Meares glacier flows out of the Chugach mountain range in south central Alaska, meeting tidewater in Unakwik Inlet in Northern Prince William Sound. I’ve been there many times over the years and recently took a photo of the glacier encroaching upon some of the trees along the shore. This indicates that at the least, the glacier has not advanced that far in a number of years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is another near Yakutat, Hubbard Glacier