The Columbia Glacier continues to rapidly retreat


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space series and features a look at the Columbia Glacier located on the southern coast of Alaska.

Over the course of the last 30 years, the Columbia Glacier has retreated by more than 12 miles and its total thickness has been reduced by 50 percent, making it one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world.

These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency