Athabasca Glacier CA_Rockies_582.tifAdd to Lightbox Download
Two people stand where ice covered the earth a quarter of a century ago. The receding Athabasca glacier has become a point of interest along the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta. These ice fields are the largest south of the Arctic Circle. They are over 1,100 feet thick or deep, covering 100 square miles/259 square kilometers. There are three meltwater drainages, the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific. They receive about 275 feet of snow annually and draw mountain skiers in the winter. Other images marking the retreat of this glacial field are available from me.
- West_CA Rockies ©JMacCausland'12 582_Athabasca Glacier.tif
- © Janet MacCausland
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- Environment & Climate, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Manitoba & Saskatchewan, Canada