USGS Benchmark Glaciers

Updated 2012-07-25

USGS operates a long-term “benchmark” glacier program to monitor climate, glacier geometry, glacier mass balance, glacier motion and stream runoff.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1966 -
Data collection
1966 -
Data processing
1966 -
Data reporting
1966 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Address
Shad O’Neel: soneel@usgs.gov), Rod March: rsmarch@usgs.gov
Email
@hcramsr :hcraM doR ,)vog.sgsu@leenos :leeN’O dahS

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Ice/snowpack

Geography

Regions studied
Alaska
Chukchi Sea

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Glacier mass balance

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

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