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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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Timelapse of Columbia Glacier, Alaska, from 1986-2011.    Timelapse of Columbia Glacier, Alaska, from 1986-2011.
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Animation Number:11030
Animator:Robert Simmon (Sigma Space Corporation) (Lead)
Producer:Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
Scientist:Jeffrey Masek (NASA/GSFC)
Series:Geophysical Changes Over Time
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