Not by Fire but by Ice

THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!

Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us  
 
Google
 
Web www.iceagenow.com
BACK TO HOME PAGE

Crater Glacier growing 50 feet per year
 

Now bigger than before 1980 eruption
 

page delimiter

 



20 Sep 04 - “Today, the snow and ice in the crater is equal in volume to all of the pre-eruption glaciers on Mount St. Helens combined," says a brochure published by the US Forest Service.”

Located inside the volcanic crater formed during its 1980 eruption, America’s youngest glacier is also its fastest growing glacier. Scientists estimate that the thickness of the glacier has increased by nearly 50 feet per year. Not only is it growing thicker, it has been advancing as much as 135 feet per year.  

Why is no one bothering to tell us about this?

(Oct 12, 2004. With temperatures on the dome now standing at 1,270 degrees Fahrenheit, my guess is that the glacier is now melting.)

During the last twenty years, snow and ice have accumulated behind the lava dome at Mount St. Helens (Washington State) to depths of up to 600 feet. According to Charles Anderson Jr. and Dr. Mark Vining of the Glaciospeleological Survey (IGS), the weight of the snow is compressing the lower layers into dense, crystalline glacier ice.

http://www.glaciercaves.com/html/anewgl_1.HTM

.
Back to List of Expanding Glaciers

See also Growing_Glaciers 
See also Greenland Icecap Growing Thicker  
See also Antarctic Icecap Growing Thicker

  

 

 

.
BACK TO HOME PAGE

Order Book I Q & A I Book Reviews I Plant Hardiness Zone Maps I Radio Interviews I Table of Contents I Excerpts I Author Photo I Pacemaker of the Ice Ages I Extent of Previous Glaciation I Crane Buried in Antarctic Ice Sheet I Ice Ages and Magnetic Reversals I It's Ocean Warming I E-Mail Robert at rwfelix@juno.com l Expanding Glaciers

 

Not by Fire but by Ice

THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!

Updated 20 Sep 04

   

 

                             New Glacier Forming 
                              on Mount St. Helens

During the last twenty years, snow and ice have accumulated behind the lava dome 
at Mount St. Helens (Washington State) to depths of up to 600 feet. According to 
Charles Anderson Jr. and Dr. Mark Vining of the Glaciospeleological Survey (IGS), 
the weight of the snow is compressing the lower layers into dense, crystalline glacier 
ice.
http://www.glaciercaves.com/html/anewgl_1.HTM


                 Mount St. Helens glacier (Crater Glacier) 
                       growing 50 feet per year

20 Sep 04 - “Today, the snow and ice in the crater is equal in volume to all of the 
pre-eruption glaciers on Mount St. Helens combined,"  says a brochure published 
by the US Forest Service.”

Located inside the volcanic crater formed during its 1980 eruption, America’s youngest 
glacier is also its fastest growing glacier. Scientists estimate that the thickness of the glacier 
has increased by nearly 50 feet per year. Not only is it growing thicker, it has been 
advancing as much as 135 feet per year.  

Why is no one bothering to tell us about this?

(Oct 12, 2004. With temperatures on the dome now standing at 1,270 degrees Fahrenheit, my 
guess is that the glacier is now melting.)

.

.
Back to List of Expanding Glaciers

See also Growing_Glaciers 
See also Greenland Icecap Growing Thicker  
See also Antarctic Icecap Growing Thicker

BACK TO HOME PAGE

Order Book l E-Mail Robert l Q & A l Book Reviews l Plant Hardiness Zone Maps l Radio Interviews l Table of Contents l Excerpts l Author Photo l Pacemaker of the Ice Ages l Extent of Previous Glaciation l Crane Buried in Antarctic Ice Sheet l Ice Ages and Magnetic Reversals l Expanding Glaciers