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Columbia Glacier, Alaska, 1986-2011

The Columbia Glacier in Alaska is one of many vanishing around the world. Glacier retreat is one of the most direct and understandable effects of climate change. The consequences of the decline in alpine glaciers include contributing to global sea level rise.


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Robert Simmon (Sigma Space Corporation): Lead Animator
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
Jeffrey Masek (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/columbia_glacier.php

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Keywords:
SVS >> Glacier
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Landsat
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0