Photo Friday: Alaska’s Great Glaciers, Before and After

This Photo Friday, take a look at NASA’s Global Ice Viewer, an online interactive that shows how climate change is impacting glaciers, sea ice and continental ice sheets worldwide. Earlier this month, GlacierHub has also reported that climate change is behind more frequent and powerful avalanches in Alaska. Roughly 10 percent of the world’s surface is covered in ice, but as temperatures rise, the ice is quickly disappearing. Join us in viewing some of Alaska’s great glaciers, before and after several years of intense global warming.

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The photos displayed below were curated by NASA, but the original collection belongs to the Glacier Photograph Collection, a searchable database of digital photographs operated by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Alaska Range, Bear Glacier on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Bear Glacier, photographed by Ulysses Sherman Grant on July 20, 1909 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, Bear Glacier in 2005 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Bear Glacier, photographed by Bruce F. Moinia on August 5, 2005 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, Carroll Glacier in 1906 by GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Carroll Glacier, photographed by Charles W. Wright in August 1906 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, Carroll Glacier in 2004 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Carroll Glacier, photographed by Bruce F, Moinia on June 21, 2004 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, Holgate Glacier in 1909 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Holgate Glacier, photographed by Ulysses Sherman Grant on July 24, 1909 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, Holgate Glacier in 2004 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, Holgate Glacier, photographed by Bruce F. Moinia on August 13, 2004 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, McCall Glacier in 1958 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, McCall Glacier, photographed by Austin Post in July 1958 (Source: NASA).

 

Alaska Range, McCall Glacier in 2003 on GlacierHub
Alaska Range, McCall Glacier, photographed by Matt Nolan on August 14, 2003 (Source: NASA).
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