Change in Size of B.C. Glaciers (1985-2005)

“Glaciers get bigger and smaller — or advance and retreat — in response to changes in climate over time scales from decades to centuries. Glaciers thus respond to long-term changes in climate. This indicator measures changes in area of glacier ice coverage from 1985 to 2005 and changes in volume of glacier ice coverage from 1985 to 2000 in British Columbia. Results are provided for the seven terrestrial ecoprovinces in which glaciers occur in B.C.”


This assessment was conducted by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium based on research conducted at the University of Northern British Columbia as part of the Western Canadian Cryospheric Network (WC2N).

The full article can be accessed at the following BC Goverment Climate Change website