U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark Glacier Project

Fact Sheet 2022-3050
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The ​U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark Glacier Project combines decades of direct glaciological data with remote sensing data to advance the quantitative understanding of glacier-climate interactions. The global loss of glaciers, and consequent implications for water resources, sea level rise, and ecosystem function underscores the importance of U.S. Geological Survey glaciology research to facilitate adaptive strategies.

Suggested Citation

Florentine, C., and McKeon, L.A., 2022, U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark Glacier Project: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022-3050, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20223050.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Decades of Data
  • Modern Measurements
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark Glacier Project
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3050
DOI 10.3133/fs20223050
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
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