Monday, December 29, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 8

Hubbard Glacier Alaska.
Like the prow of a vessel
Heading out to sea
Chilly bon voyage

Hubbard Glacier is defying the global paradigm of valley or mountain glacier shrinkage and retreat in response to global climate warming. Hubbard Glacier is the largest of eight calving glaciers in Alaska that are currently increasing in total mass and advancing. All of these glaciers calve into the sea, are at the heads of long fiords, have undergone retreats during the last 1,000 years, calve over relatively shallow submarine moraines, and have unusually small ablation areas compared to their accumulation areas. ~ Bernard

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