Study: Snow depth in Sierra Nevada has been relatively steady past 100 years
It's well known that California, and especially the Sierra Nevada, can have wild fluctuations in weather.
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#1 Mar 12, 2012
Been thru the topix AGW forums before. Guess topix couldn't get a response the way they wanted. They still won't.
As reported from their other abortive attempt to throw water(pun intended) on AGW.
Very glad to know that snowfall hasn't decreased in the Sierra-Nevada mountains. It truly becomes clearer that raised global temperatures are what is making the Sierra-Nevada glaciers & ices disappear, not actual snowfall decreases on those glaciers, as also is showing in most other glacial covered mountain ranges of the world.
As reported often from Sierra-Nevada glacier monitoring sources:
The magnitude of area change for 14 glaciers from 1903 to
2004 ranged from -31% to -78%, an average of -55%.The total ice-covered area lost over the past century for the entire Sierra -Nevada is estimated at 39.86+ or -, 9.59 km2. Based on these values, the ice volume loss from 1903 (1.09 km3) to 2004 (0.43 km3) is 0.66 km3 (0.59 km3 water). The fractional area loss is similar to
other glacier-covered regions globally, such as -49% in the
Southern Alps of New Zealand from 1850 to 2006, and -35% in
the European Alps (Hoelzle et al., 2007). This change is also
similar to that in the Western U.S.A. and Canada, including
glaciers in the Lewis Range of Glacier National Park, Montana
(-65%, 18501979)(Key et al., 1998; Hall and Fagre, 2003); in the
Colorado Front Range (-40%, 19092004)(Hoffman et al.,
2007); in the Northwest U.S.A. including Mount Hood (-34%,
19012004)(Jackson and Fountain, 2007), Mount Adams (-49%,
19042006) Sitt et al., 2010), and Mount Rainier (-19%, 1910
1994)(Nylen, 2004); and in Canada in the Columbia and
Canadian Rocky Mountains (-5% and -15%, 1951/19522001,
respectively)(Debeer and Sharp, 2007)
Again, it is good to see AGW denier supported websites that confirm the increasing effects of AGW. Pretty soon, the excessive propaganda sources of AGW deniers will boast that AGW deniers were the first to understand that AGW will occur & sweep the world.
& to think that the Sierra-Nevada is the first area AGW deniers began turning away from their denierism! Such a fitting place, the spiritual home of John Muir & the raw material for Ansel Adams photography transcending to Art of the highest caliber. Truly the Sierra-Nevada earns its name, the Range of Light.
#3 Mar 26, 2012
Maybe topix AGW deniers, with their low educational levels(no hi skule deegreees?) just didn't see this thread.
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