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Peyto Glacier

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Tanzeela Kazi

on 17 January 2014

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Peyto Glacier
The Peyto glacier has been retreating rapidly. Especially since the last half of the 20th century and has been reportedly lost 70% of its mass since it was first researched.
The Peyto Glacier is located in Bnaff park,the Canadian Rocky Mountains near Calgary,Alberta.Approximately 90 Km northwest of the town of Bnaff.This glacier contributes to two important rivers;The Mistaya River which has 12% of the glaciers water and North Saskatchewan river basin.The Peyto glacier is ensured to have melted half way through the 20th century,scientists have predicted that there may not be a glacier standing anymore. This is caused do to global warming.Natural resources are an important part of the fabric of Canada.

Name:Peyto Glacier
Location:Bnaff,National Park
Classification:Outerflow glacier
Thickness:approximately 95 metres
Area:12 square Kilometers
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As the Peyto Glacier is receding the amount of water that has melted will eventually flow to downstream waters. This could result in an overflow of mountain streams or rivers.

If the Peyto Glacier experiences extreme cold weather conditions, the Glacier will not retreat but advance.

The Peyto Lake is a popular tourist attraction. The lake has a turquoise tint to the water, this is because of a narrow cut or opening from the Glacier. This happens with most glaciers in the world that happen to have water sources near by.

Why is it important to use more than 1 source,because some sources might not have all the information you may need or the information may not all be correct.

As the two factors that contribute to a glacier is temperature and weight.Temperature can be a factor because if it's cold it will advance and when it's warm it will retreat.Glaciers advance from weight of new snow on top adding enough weight so that the icy glacier is pushed down hill.

During my time researching I learned that the Peyto glacier is located in the Canadian Rocky mountains of Calgary, Alberta. It is alsa a popular tourist attraction. In about half of the 20th century it is said that the Peyto Glacier is going to melt and this is due to Global warming. There are 2 rivers that surround the Peyto Glacier;Mistaya and Saskatchewan river.
1895 Glacier A gain 100
1915 Glacier A lost 90
1935 Glacier A lost 1000
1955 Glacier A lost 1250
1975 Glacier A lost 1300
1995 Glacier A lost 1280
1995 Glacier B Same
1915 Glacier B lost 90
1935 Glacier B lost 180
1955 Glacier B lost 590
1975 Glacier B lost 890
1995 Glacier B lost 1100
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