Muir Glacier, Alaska, in 1902

Muir Glacier, Alaska, in 1902

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This image is part of the feature Glacier Retreat

Credit: EDWARD BURTON MCDOWELL, NSIDC, WDC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Glacial retreat. Image 1 of 2. Steamship sailing towards Muir Glacier (far left), Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, in 1902. 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 E235/397 for the same viewpoint seen in 2005. 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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