Glacier Monitoring Protocol for the Long-term Ecological Monitoring Program
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Summary
Abstract: Denali National Park and Preserve is a unique laboratory for glacier
research
because of its extensive ice cover. Fully 17% of Denali's six million acres is
currently covered by glacier ice. These glaciers exist in two distinct
climatic regimes. To the south, the maritime influences of the Gulf of Alaska
reach the Alaska Range south slope and undoubtedly bring a larger amount of
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Purpose: The objective of the glaciology portion of the Long Term Ecological
Monitoring program in Denali National Park and Preserve is to gain a regional
understanding of trends in glacier mass balance and to characterize glacier
changes over time. The results are to be compared with regional climatological
data in order to determine the relationship between climate change and galcier
flluctuations. Future investigations may also examine the influence of glacial
runoff on watersheds in order to determine effects in plant and animal
communities.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 64.0   S: 62.0   E: -148.0   W: -153.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James Roush; National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve;
Dataset Title: Glacier Monitoring Protocol for the Long-term Ecological Monitoring Program
Dataset Release Date: 1997-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Denali Park, Alaska
Dataset Publisher: National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-01-01
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Denali National Preserve, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nps.gov/dena/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAMES ROUSH
Phone: 907-683-9517
Fax: 907-683-9639
Email: jamie_roush at nps.gov
Contact Address:
National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve
P.O. Box 9
City: Denali Park
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99755
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 907-683-9517
Fax: 907-683-9639
Email: jamie_roush at nps.gov
Contact Address:
National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve
P.O. Box 9
City: Denali Park
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99755
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Citation Information:
Originator: James Roush
Publication Date: 19971008
Title: Glacier monitoring protocol
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Denali Park, AK
Publisher: National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-11
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