Fate of Dinwoody Glacier : present state of mass balance and downstream impacts of glacier runoff, The
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The Wind River Range in Wyoming supports many of the few remaining continental glaciers of the North American Rocky Mountains; the glacier meltwater runoff feeds four major river systems within the U.S. West. Runoff from glaciers affects downstream ecosystems by influencing the quantity, seasonality, and chemistry of the water. We describe the present state of Dinwoody Glacier, the fourth largest glacier in the Wind River Range. We utilize photogrammetry, snow depth measurements, and ablation measurements to characterize surface mass balance for summer of 2017. Localized and nearby stream gauge ...