1. Why study alpine glaciers? Dr. Robert S. Anderson, CU Boulder & INSTAAR

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    This video was a short clip from the Lyell & Maclure Glacier surveys during the summer of 2011. Because alpine glaciers such as those in the Sierra Nevada are so small in comparison to the massive polar ice sheets, why study them?

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    • The High Route

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      In the summer of 2011 we hiked the length of the high Sierra, repeating historic photographs and recording information about plants that are indicators of climate change. Through this project we hope to engage people in understanding and taking ownership for changing alpine regions. Visit our website at alpineamericas.com for more information.

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