Figure : indicator-arctic-glacier-mass-balance-2016

Indicator: Arctic Glacier Mass Balance

Figure 1

This figure appears in the Indicator: Arctic Glacier Mass Balance report.

This figure shows the cumulative change in mass balance of a set of eight Arctic glaciers located at a latitude of 66°N or higher with data beginning in 1945. The time-series is adjusted to make 1970 a common zero point since this was the first year for which mass balance data is available for all eight glaciers. Negative values indicate a net loss of ice and snow compared with the base year of 1970. For consistency, measurements are in meters of water equivalent, which represent changes in the average thickness of a glacier. The map provides the location of each glacier and the Arctic circle (dotted line) for reference.

When citing this figure, please reference WGMS, 2016.

Free to use with credit to USGCRP.

The time range for this figure is January 01, 1945 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2016 (23:59 PM).

This figure was derived from table 1: Cumulative Mass Balance of Eight Arctic Reference Glaciers .

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