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On the Rocks 

Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, pictured here in 2006, has retreated a total of 10 miles since 1984. When tidewater glaciers like Columbia reach an unstable phase, vast amounts of ice can be dumped rapidly into the sea.

Image credit: photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey

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Image Archives: Stories: the Extreme Ice Survey

  • On the Rocks
  • James Balog installs “Cliff,” a glacier-watching camera, alongside...
  • photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey
  • Feb 18, 2010
  • On the Rocks
  • The surface area of Glacier National Park’s Sperry...
  • photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey
  • Feb 18, 2010
  • On the Rocks
  • Icebergs 200 feet tall, formerly part of the...
  • photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey
  • Feb 18, 2010
  • On the Rocks
  • Glacier National Park’s Grinnell Glacier has retreated steadily...
  • photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey
  • Feb 18, 2010
  • On the Rocks
  • Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, pictured here in 2006, has...
  • photos courtesy of the Extreme Ice Survey
  • Feb 18, 2010

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