Figure-5.13: Cumulative thickness change at long-term glacier monitoring sites in Canada

Map shows location of monitoring sites in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the Western Cordillera (image courtesy of Google Earth). Graphs show change in cumulative thickness of reference glaciers in the Canadian high Arctic (top left) and Western Cordillera (bottom left) since the early 1960s. Note the difference in y-axis scale between graphs.


Mass balance data for Devon (NorthWest), Meighen, Melville, and all sites in the Western Cordillera are from the Geological Survey of Canada Archives, and data from the White Glacier were obtained from Trent University (1960-2012; G. Cogley) and University of Ottawa (2013-2015; L. Copland).