SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies

Climate Driven Retreat of Mount Baker Glaciers and Changing Water Resources

Authors: Pelto, Mauri

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  • Content originates from 30+ years of field study of the many Mt. Baker glaciers, which constitutes more on- the-ground observations than any other in North America
  • The study in recent years is jointly done with the Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Contains imagery to illustrate the changes in glaciers that have occurred
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This book presents the impact of climate change on Mount Baker glaciers, USA, and the rivers surrounding them. Glaciers are natural reservoirs that yield their resource primarily on warm dry summer days when other sources are at their lowest yield. This natural tempering of drought conditions will be reduced as they retreat.
Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascades of Washington, is currently host to 12 principal glaciers with an area of 36.8 km2. The glaciers yield 125 million cubic meters of water each summer that is a resource for salmon, irrigation and hydropower to the Nooksack River and Baker River watersheds. Recent rapid retreat of all 22 glaciers is altering the runoff from the glaciers, impacting both the discharge and temperature of the Nooksack and Baker River. Over the last 30 years we have spent 270 nights camped on the mountain conducting 10,500 observations of snow depth and melt rate on Mount Baker. This data combined with observations of terminus change, area change and glacier runoff over the same 30 years allow an unusually comprehensive story to be told of the effects of climate change to Mount Baker Glaciers and the rivers that drain them.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22605-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22604-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Driven Retreat of Mount Baker Glaciers and Changing Water Resources
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22605-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22605-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-22604-0
Series ISSN
2213-784X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 107
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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