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By Mauri Pelto
Mount Baker, a volcano within the Cascades of Washington, is at present host to twelve crucial glaciers with a space of 36.8 km2. The glaciers yield one hundred twenty five million cubic meters of water every one summer time that may be a source for salmon, irrigation and hydropower to the Nooksack River and Baker River watersheds. fresh fast retreat of all 22 glaciers is changing the runoff from the glaciers, impacting either the release and temperature of the Nooksack and Baker River. over the past 30 years we have now spent 270 nights camped at the mountain carrying out 10,500 observations of snow intensity and soften cost on Mount Baker. this knowledge mixed with observations of terminus switch, sector switch and glacier runoff over a similar 30 years permit an strangely entire tale to learn of the results of weather swap to Mount Baker Glaciers and the rivers that drain them.
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Climate Driven Retreat of Mount Baker Glaciers and Changing Water Resources (SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies) by Mauri Pelto