IMAGES: Documenting the Big Melt

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Science  16 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5780, pp. 1577
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5780.1577a

For dramatic illustrations of how much Alaska's glaciers have shrunk in the last century, take a gander at this new gallery from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. Displayed are 14 pairs of photos taken from the same locations as much as 104 years apart. For example, Muir Glacier dominated a 1941 shot of what is now Glacier Bay National Park. By 2004, the ice had dwindled into the background. Curators plan to post more photos.

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