Holgate Glacier, Alaska, in 1909

Holgate Glacier, Alaska, in 1909

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This image is part of the sequence environment: retreat of glacier Holgate in USA from 1909 to 2004
This image is part of the feature Glacier Retreat

Credit: ULYSSES SHERMAN GRANT, NSIDC, WDC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Glacial retreat. Image 1 of 2. Holgate Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, in 1909. Glaciers are large, slow-moving expanses of ice, formed from compacted layers of snow. They are sensitive to climate change and in recent years most have retreated dramatically. See image E235/389 for the same glacier seen in 2004. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is a US body that supports research into snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground and climate interactions that make up the Earth's cryosphere. The World Data Center for Glaciology (WDC) in Boulder, USA, is responsible for archiving all available glaciological information.

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