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Research article
24 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2017

Recent changes in area and thickness of Torngat Mountain glaciers (northern Labrador, Canada)

Nicholas E. Barrand, Robert G. Way, Trevor Bell, and Martin J. Sharp

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This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of small glaciers in the Canadian province of Labrador. These glaciers, the last in continental northeast North America, exist in heavily shaded locations within the remote Torngat Mountains National Park. Fieldwork, and airborne and spaceborne remote-sensing analyses were used to measure regional glacier area changes and individual glacier thinning rates. These results were then linked to trends in prevailing climatic conditions.