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Professional Paper 1386–A

Chapter A–2 (Figure 56)

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Figure 56.—Malaspina Glacier, with an area of about 5,000 km2, is one of the two largest glaciers in Alaska. With annual losses averaging about 1 m of water equivalent, it and its neighbors are major contributors to current and future rise in sea level. These glaciers are so massive and so thick that their areas and volumes will not appreciably shrink during the 21st century. Painting by Mark F. Meier, 2004.

Figure 56. Malaspina Glacier, with an area of about 5,000 km2, is one of the two largest glaciers in Alaska. With annual losses averaging about 1 m of water equivalent, it and its neighbors are major contributors to current and future rise in sea level. These glaciers are so massive and so thick that their areas and volumes will not appreciably shrink during the 21st century. Painting by Mark F. Meier, 2004.



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