Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3255–3278, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3255-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3255–3278, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3255-2021

Research article 15 Jul 2021

Research article | 15 Jul 2021

Gulf of Alaska ice-marginal lake area change over the Landsat record and potential physical controls

Hannah R. Field et al.

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The growth of a glacier lake alters the hydrology, ecology, and glaciology of its surrounding region. We investigate modern glacier lake area change across northwestern North America using repeat satellite imagery. Broadly, we find that lakes downstream from glaciers grew, while lakes dammed by glaciers shrunk. Our results suggest that the shape of the landscape surrounding a glacier lake plays a larger role in determining how quickly a lake changes than climatic or glaciologic factors.