mspelto

mspelto

Professor of Environmental Science at Nichols College since 1989. Director of North Cascade Glacier Climate Project since 1983.

Recent Articles

Calluqueo Glacier, Chile Retreat 1986-2020

Calluqueo Glacier in Landsat images from 1986 and 2020.  Yellow arrow is the 2020 terminus location, red arrow the 1986 terminus location, purple dots indicate the snowline. Point A-D indicate bedrock areas that have expanded with glacier thinning. Calluqueo Glacier…

Exploradores Glacier Lake Development, Chile

Exploradores Glacier  (EX) in 1987 Landsat and 2020 Sentinel image.  Points A-E are consistent locations discussed.  B=Bayo Glacier. Exploradores Glacier is an outlet glacier at the northwest corner fo the Northern Patagonia Icefield (NPI).  Glasser et al (2016) note the…

Ofhidro Glacier, Chile Retreat 1986-2019

Ofhidro Glacier glacier terminus change an accumulation zone changes from 1986-2019 in Landsat images.  Red arrow=1986 terminus, yellow arrow=2019 terminus change, orange arrows expanding bedrock areas and purple dots snowline.  Ofhidro Glacier is an outlet glacier on the northwest corner…

Glacier Crevasses As A learning Tool

Guest Post by Clara Deck Instgram: @scienceisntsoscary Crevasses on mountain glaciers are large cracks in the ice which often propagate from the surface downward. The initial break will happen when stress exceeds the inherent ice material strength. This article will…