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The US Geological Survey (USGS) is pleased to announce the digital release of Professional Paper 1386K, "Glaciers of Alaska," by Bruce F. Molnia. This is the eighth chapter of the "Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World," edited by Richard S. Williams Jr. and Jane G. Farrago.
In each chapter, remotely sensed images, primarily from the Landsat 1, 2, and 3 series of spacecraft, are used to study the glacierized regions of our planet and to monitor glacier changes. Landsat images, acquired primarily during the middle to late 1970s, were used by an international team of glaciologists and other scientists to study various geographic regions or to discuss glaciological topics. In each geographic region, the present areal distribution of glaciers is compared, wherever possible, with historical information about their past extent. The atlas provides an accurate regional inventory of the areal extent of glacier ice on our planet during the 1970s as part of a growing international scientific effort to measure global environmental change on the Earth's surface. This chapter is divided into three parts: Part I, Background and History; Part II, Glaciological Topics; and Part III, Regional Distribution of Alaska Glaciers.
For further information, please go to: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386k/
Wed, Oct 22, 2008
Professional Paper 1386K: Glaciers of Alaska By Bruce F. Molnia US Geological Survey