Glacier Research

Field work on Sperry Glacier

Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems (CCME)

Glacier Monitoring Studies
A systematic approach to monitoring changes in Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers and to determine the causes of changes, assess their ecological and hydrological effects, and predict future changes and effects.

Glacier Retreat
An overview of CCME's research pertaining to glacial recession in Glacier National Park.

Modeled Climate-Induced Glacier Change 1850-2100
View the animation that depicts how predicted climate change will affect the Blackfoot-Jackson Glacier Complex in Glacier National Park. Animation and PDF available for download.

USGS Benchmark Glacier Studies Sperry Glacier is one of four benchmark glaciers in the USGS Glaciology project. Coordinated mass balance research among these glaciers aims to advance the quantitative understanding of glacier-climate interactions.

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