Loss of Glaciers in Washington's National Parks

Exploring Nature Course

Naturalists Lecture Series

Dr. Jon L. Riedel, a geologist with the National Park Service at North Cascades National Park, has researched the response of Washington’s glaciers to climate change

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$5 at door for non-study group members 

LOSS OF GLACIERS IN WASHINGTON’S NATIONAL PARKS

When: 7:00pm to 9:00pm  
Where: Seattle Program Center - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle (Magnuson Park) - Goodman A
Cost: $5 for Mountaineer members and general public (free for Naturalists Study Group members) 

For more than 30 years, Dr. Jon L. Riedel, a geologist with the National Park Service at North Cascades National Park, has researched the response of Washington’s glaciers to climate change, from the last ice age 30,000 years ago to modern glaciers. Jon established glacier monitoring programs at Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks to track changes in more than 500 glaciers. He will show images of glacial change, share results of the monitoring program, and conclude with an example of how the loss of glaciers affects summer streamflow.

More on Jon: 

https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/nccn/monitor/glaciers.cfm

https://www.nps.gov/noca/learn/nature/glacial-mass-balance1.htm

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