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Evolution of the Illecillewaet Glacier, Glacier National Park, B.C., Using Historical Data, Aerial Photography and Satellite Image Analysis

  • André Champoux (a1) and C.S.L. Ommanney (a1)

Abstract

The Illecillewaet Glacier (British Columbia) has been surveyed in a variety of ways since the end of the 19th century. A summary of the different information - archive photographs, field surveys, photo-interpretation, and remote sensing - reveals that between 1887 and 1962, the glacier had retreated more than one kilometre. However, since 1972, it has advanced about 100 m. The techniques used and the results are discussed.

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