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Unformatted text preview: factors may be the driving force behind the reduction of glacial mass in last 30 years. Interesting Quote: “Persistent shifts in moisture regimes related to decadal and multidecadal climate variability are a major driver of landscape changes in Glacier NP. Interactions between snowpack and summer drought over decadal to multidecadal time scales appear to have a particularly strong impact on fire regimes in the Glacier NP region. On annual and interannual time scales, fire within Glacier NP is undoubtedly driven by summer drought and possibly snowpack conditions.” If I were asked to share what I learned with others I would explain to them the connections between precipitation amounts and the climate of Glacier National Park. It would also be important to explain to them that these changes in climate don’t happen based short term precipitation changes, but happen based on long-term changes in precipitation, usually over one or more decades of a trend in precipitation....
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- Fall '08
- Snow, Glacier National Park, Grizzly Bear, Glacier NP