Climate change is having an effect, as the northwest glaciers are melting away.
With the amazing view from Mt. Hood, the exploration of its glaciers plays an important role in understanding regional climate. 'The big value is in mapping change. Not just a snapshot in time but mapping the change.' said Eddy Cartay, a member of the Glacier Cave Explorers. He and his group member are exploring the glacier caves.Northwest glacier caves are melting, forcing researchers to race the clock."
Posted by Xuefei Miao on Mar 4, 2016: http://glacierhub.org/2016/03/04/photo-friday-mount-hood-glaciers-of-oregon/
Photos: Francois-Xavier "Fix" De Ruydts)