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U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4165

Water, Ice, and Meteorological Measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 2000-01 Balance Years

By Robert M. Krimmel

ABSTRACT

Winter snow accumulation and summer snow, firn, and ice melt were measured at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, to determine the winter and net balances for the 2000 and 2001 balance years. In 2000, the winter balance, averaged over the glacier, was 3.32 meters, and the net balance was 0.38 meters. The winter balance was the ninth highest since the record began in 1959. The net balance was greater than 33 of the 41 years since 1959. In 2001, the winter balance was 1.90 meters, and net balance was -1.57 meters. The winter balance was lower than all but 4 years since 1959, and the net balance was more negative than all but 5 other years. Runoff was measured from the glacier basin and an adjacent non-glacierized basin. Air temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed and solar radiation were measured nearby. Ice displacements were measured for the 1998-2001 period.

CONTENTS

Abstract
Introduction
2000 Balance Year
2001 Balance Year
Conclusions
References Cited

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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, Robert Krimmel (rkrimmel@usgs.gov) 253.428.3600 ext. 2647.

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