Location & Directions. Transient simulation includes stress balance and mass transport. The Haig Glacier is located south of Canmore Alberta in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Glaciological and meteorological studies on Haig Glacier were established in August 2000 and more details on the energy and mass balance regime are given in Marshall (2014). If you have any questions or feedback, please send us an email. Since higher elevations are cooler than lower ones, the disappearance of the lowest portion of the glacier reduces overall ablation, thereby increasing mass balance and potentially reestablishing equilibrium. Adhikari and Marshall, TC 2013 ), and corrected to generate negligible initial thickness changes prior to perturbation. The Haig, as it's known, hovers around 2,700 metres above sea level. This method successfully extracts and characterizes ~1000 crevasses, with an overall accuracy of 94%. This simulation of Haig glacier, Canada, is the result of work presented in Adhikari and Marshall, TC 2013.It captures the evolution of Haig glacier over 30 years, and allows for perturbations to the surface mass balance of this glacier (SMB), which captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other parameters controlling the overall evolution of the surface of the ice. Haig Glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in August 2000. An enjoyable rainy day hike to a picturesque lake. Really there was one place that was hard and rest was pretty easy hills. The Virtual Earth System Laboratory (VESL) relies on JavaScript to function properly. Results displayed at 3-year time intervals. PAGE 2: HIDE PAGE 2 SHOW/HIDE PIC 1 This hike is not difficult, rather long flat walk for 8km to Haig Glacier. To start the simulation, perturb the mean SMB trend with an anomaly using the slider, then click the "RUN" button. The Haig Valley Glacier is the longest arm of the southernmost icefield in the region (Sinclair and Marshall, 2009). It captures the evolution of Haig glacier over 30 years, and allows for perturbations to the surface mass balance of this glacier (SMB), which captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other parameters controlling the overall evolution of the surface of the ice. Haig Glacier (50 430N, 115 180W) is the largest out-let of a 3.3km2 ice field that straddles the North American continental divide. Really there was one place that was hard and rest was pretty easy hills. Distance: 8.3 km loop* Total Ascent: 460 m* Elevation of Objective: 1800 m Total Time: 2h 25m *Due to the fact that I wandered around en route, these figures may vary from the most direct … Approaching the base of the French glacier. The mean annual temperature at the terminus of the Haig Glacier (2,460 m elevation), the only glacier site in the Rockies where detailed data is available, is approximately -2.1C (2001‐2009). Neil Arnold, Gareth Rees, Effects of digital elevation model spatial resolution on distributed calculations of solar radiation loading on a High Arctic glacier, Journal of Glaciology, 10.3189/002214309790794959, 55, 194, (973-984), (2017). Haig Glacier is the largest outlet of a small icefield, which also includes French Glacier to the north and an unnamed glacier to the west. Please enable JavaScript in your Web browser and reload the page. The glacier flows to the southeast into the province of Alberta with a central flow line length of 2.7km (Fig. SMB captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other forcings that control the mass balance at the surface of glacier ice. Haig Glacier flows to the southeast into the province of Alberta, with a central flowline length of 2.7 km, a mean glacier elevation of 2660 m, and eleva-tions ranging from 2480 to 2925 m a.s.l. I love being on these high altitude glacier plateaus. Elevation: 9030 ft / 2752 m: Sign the Climber's Log! 1). Surface Mass Balance: from comprehensive observations of winter accumulation and summer melting over the HAIG glacier, period 2001-2012 (cf. flowline is 2.7km in length, with an elevation range from 2435 to 2840m, and the median elevation of the glacier is 2662m. H and V are the resulting thickness and velocity of the glacier after SMB anomaly. Transient simulation includes stress balance and mass transport. Skiers approach the top of the Haig glacier in February 2009. Surface Mass Balance: from comprehensive observations of winter accumulation and summer melting over the period 2001-2012 (using traditional glaciology techniques) and corrected in order to generate zero thickness change initially. The Virtual Earth System Laboratory (VESL) relies on JavaScript to function properly. ΔH and ΔV are the thickness and velocity change induced by the SMB anomaly. Canadian Rocky Mountains (Fig. Stress Balance: computed using the Shelfy Stream Approximation (MacAyeal et al., 1993). Haig Glacier is south of Mount Smith-Dorrien. It captures the evolution of Haig glacier over 30 years, and allows for perturbations to the surface mass balance of this glacier (SMB), which captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other parameters controlling the overall evolution of the surface of the ice. Elevation Gain: 1,400 m (4,593 ft) Distance: 10.2 km / One Way (6.3 mi) ... French Glacier and Haig Glacier. Getting There. The central flowline is 2.7 km in length, with an elevation range from 2435 to 2840 m, and the median elevation of the glacier is 2662 m. Glaciological and meteorological studies on Haig Glacier were established in August 2000 and more details on the energy … 02 Haig Glacier | 2006-09-02. More; Overview. Elevation: 2,612 m (8,570 ft) Prominence: 685 m (2,247 ft) Coordinates: Coordinates: Geography; Location: Alberta / British Columbia, Canada: Parent range February 2009. Results displayed at 3-year time intervals. A blizzard can really sap the strength from you even though the distance and elevation are the same. Glacier temperature can be directly measured at selected locations, but extrapolation is often required as data at high elevations are sparse and glacier-wide temperatures are needed for distributed melt models. Thermal steady-state, no calving retreat. Results will be computed by the JPL ISSM server, downloaded, and rendered as a movie. Please enable JavaScript in your Web browser and reload the page. 30 year long simulation (3-year time step). The French-Haig-Robertson Traverse starts and ends at the Burstall Pass parking lot in Kananaskis. Surface elevation from ASTER DEM at a spatial resolution of 25 meters. June 23, 2019. By perturbing it, we try to understand the reaction of Alaskan glaciers to climate change. Surface mass balance (SMB) captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other forcings that control the mass balance at the surface of glacier ice. Bedrock elevation from ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey that scans the bedrock along the central flow line and along 15 (roughly equally spaced) cross profiles. This simulation of Haig glacier, Canada, is the result of work presented in Adhikari and Marshall, TC 2013. Overall, summer snow events at Haig Glacier have a large impact on mean summer albedo and glacier mass balance. SMB correction added on top of the initial SMB forcing. ΔH and ΔV are the thickness and velocity change induced by the SMB anomaly. Surface mass balance (SMB) captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other forcings that control the mass balance at the surface of glacier ice. Observations of high-elevation meteorological conditions, glacier mass balance, and glacier runoff are sparse in western Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, leading to uncertainty about the importance of glaciers to regional water resources. This simulation of Haig glacier, Canada, is the result of work presented in Adhikari and Marshall, TC 2013. The route connects the French, Haig, and Robertson glaciers and avoids any serious bushwhacking or trashing. Our study examines airborne light detection and ranging digital elevation models (LiDAR DEMs) from Haig Glacier, which is experiencing a transient response in its crevassed upper regions as the glacier thins, using a self-organizing map algorithm. Life on the Haig Glacier is a lot like the film The Martian – if Matt Damon’s character were also taking care of 25 athletic teenagers. Coordinates: Unknown Elevation: Directions are not available at this time. To understand these impacts and their Six significant summits encircle the Haig Glacier, providing a high wall to trap and contain moisture, and hopefully, slow the melt of this grand glacier. Though it is slightly larger than the average glacier in the basin, Haig Glacier, like Peyto Glacier, spans the elevation range of most glacier coverage in the basin. The upper glacier (at 2800 masl) forms a broad gently sloping plateau that flows southeast from the Continental Divide to approximately 2430 masl . Thanks! In addition to their cultural, historical and/or recreational significance, glaciers were chosen based on a number of considerations: • A large elevation range to maximize information on vertical The final output of the simulation is a 10 year movie of the evolution in ice thickness and ice surface velocity of the glacier. The Haig Glacier Ski Camp, also known as The Beckie Scott High Altitude Training Center, is a seasonal Nordic ski camp used by clubs and teams from across north America. Haig Glacier Falls is the name of this waterfall. Glacier retreat results in the loss of the low elevation region of the glacier. Insets show detailed patterns of the modeled mass balance for the Wapta Icefield from which the Peyto Glacier drains, and Columbia Icefield, which is the largest ice mass (167 km 2 ) in the CRM. The Haig is a summer training site for the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team and the Beckie Scott Centre for High Altitude Training is located nearby to the south. Chic Scott’s Summits and Icefields 1 calls the route 20km (I measured a bit more) and 1000m of elevation gain (I measured a bit less). 1). This simulation of Haig glacier, Canada, is the result of work presented in Adhikari and Marshall, TC 2013. The final output of the simulation is a 10 year movie of the evolution in ice thickness and ice surface velocity of the glacier. • Fees: $1500 before June 1st, $1600 after (for groups of 4+ or HS/College I had been to the Haig twice before, in 2012 and 2016 and other than the new porta-potties, not much has changed. Ice Retreat Over Southwestern Greenland During The Last 12,000 Years, Sea Level: Amount and Extent of Ocean Water, Slowdown in Antarctic Mass Loss from Solid Earth and Sea-Level Feedbacks, Slowdown in Antarctica Contribution to Sea Level because of Ground Elastic Rebound. Day1: Trailhead to Turbine Canyon Campground and day trip to Haig Glacier (20.0 km / 1177 m) Day 2: Day trip to North Kananaskis Pass and on to Three Isle Lake via Forks Campground (16.0 km / 600 m) Day 3/4: Three Isle Lake back to trailhead via Forks Campground (9.5 km / 350 m) Set in a vast and desolate landscape isolated from civilization, clean water, food and equipment matters are always top of mind. SMB correction added on top of the initial SMB forcing. The head of the glacier (2,735 m on the continental divide) had a mean temperature of -3.9C over this period. By perturbing it using an SMB anomaly, we try to understand the reaction of Canadian glaciers to climate change. The elevation of the camp is 2400 m while the actual glacier, a 45 minute hike from the camp, is at an altitude of 2700m. Surface elevation from ASTER DEM at a spatial resolution of 25 meters. 30 year long simulation (3-year time step). Thanks! You can see some snow, that is part of French Glacier. The model's reference conditions are based on 11 years of in situ observations from an automatic weather station at an elevation of 2660 m, in the upper ablation area of Haig Glacier. The broader regional gradient in precipitation is not well-known, as high-elevation Atmospheric–glacier surface interactions govern melt, where each variable has a different impact depending on the region and time of year. An average of 9.3 ± 2.6 such events were recorded each summer, resulting in a mean melt-season albedo increase of 0.12 (e.g., from 0.48 to 0.60 in 2007). SMB captures snow fall, surface melt, water runoff, and other forcings that control the mass balance at the surface of glacier ice. Elevation Gain: 1,400 m (4,593 ft) ... French Glacier and Haig Glacier. Bedrock elevation from ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey that scans the bedrock along the central flow line and along 15 (roughly equally spaced) cross profiles. The Haig glacier via the French or Robertson glaciers is worthwhile place to visit. H and V are the resulting thickness and velocity of the glacier after SMB anomaly. Haig Glacier Kokanee Glacier Six glaciers in the study area were selected: Zillmer, Nordic, Illecillewaet, Haig, Conrad and Kokanee. Stress Balance: computed using the Shelfy Stream Approximation (MacAyeal et al., 1993). Bedrock elevation from McNabb et al., 2012. Haig Glacier Haig Glacier is a glacier in Alberta and has an elevation of 2528 meters. For each perturbation, this simulation computes the impact on stress-balance and mass-transport of the glacier, for a 10 year period. By perturbing it using an SMB anomaly, we try to understand the reaction of Canadian glaciers to climate change. Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 1,519 ft Route type Out & Back Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Snow View Full Map Results will be computed by the JPL ISSM server, downloaded, and rendered as a movie. Haig Glacier has been a focus for glacio-climatic studies since 2001 (Marshall, 2014). A new model to extrapolate summer temperatures (May - August) is developed from data collected at Haig Glacier to address this need. Mount Sir Douglas 3406 metres (11,174 ft.) on Haig Glacier averaged 1900 mm a−1 between 2002-2009, for example (unpublished data), compared with 430 mm a−1 over this period in Calgary, Alberta (Environment Canada, 2010b), which lies 100 km to the east (Figure 1). By perturbing it, we try to understand the reaction of Alaskan glaciers to climate change. Surface Mass Balance: from comprehensive observations of winter accumulation and summer melting over the period 2001-2012 (using traditional glaciology techniques) and corrected in order to generate zero thickness change initially. This hike is not difficult, rather long flat walk for 8km to Haig Glacier. For each perturbation, this simulation computes the impact on stress-balance and mass-transport of the glacier, for a 10 year period. You can see some snow, that is part of French Glacier. Above: On the second glacier, the Haig Glacier, we take a short rest for food, water, and getting our glacier safety gear on. Black circles indicate location of the Woolsey Glacier (Wo), Columbia Icefield (Co), Peyto Glacier (Py), Ram River Glacier (Rr), and Haig Glacier (Hg). Six additional sites were sampled along a 210 km trajectory NW from the Haig Valley. The Haig Glacier is adjacent to a huge snow “scoop”--views from here are stunning! 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