Scientists Predict When the Vast Juneau Ice Field Will Disappear
Alaska Dispatch News
March 25, 2016
The massive ice field that caps the mountains towering over southeastern Alaska and neighboring British Columbia will be more than half gone by the end of the century and vanish entirely by the end of next century, according to calculations by experts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and other institutions.
The 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field, the fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere, “will lose substantial amounts of mass during the 21st century” and then lose the rest of it in the 22nd century, according to the calculations, which are detailed in a study published this week in the Journal of Glaciology.
When this occurs, the view from my living room window will drasticly change:
The Juneau Icefield is below the mountains in the left-center of the photo.