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Senior Canada-150 Research Chair Dr. Julienne Stroeve at the Centre for Earth Observation Science

Associated Press: Melting of Alaska’s Juneau icefield accelerates, losing snow nearly 5 times faster than in the 1980s

July 2, 2024 — 

“It is worrisome because in the future the Arctic is going to be transformed beyond contemporary recognition,” said Julienne Stroeve, a University of Manitoba ice scientist who wasn’t part of the study. “It’s just another sign of a large transformation in all the ice components (permafrost, sea ice, land ice) that communities depend on.”

Davies said the team was able to get such a long-term picture of the icefield’s melting from satellite images, airplane overflights, pictures stored away in drums in a warehouse and historical local measurements, stitching them all together like a giant jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces being nearly all white.

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