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Collier Glacier


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For more than a century, photographers have been taking pictures of the Three Sisters’ Collier Glacier. What they didn’t know was they were also documenting the dramatic retreat of Oregon’s largest glacier. USGS Geologist Jim O’Connor takes us to this beautiful area to take this year’s photo and learn what it all means from PSU glaciologist Andrew Fountain.

First Broadcast: 2012
Producer: Jule Gilfillan
Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen
Editor: Nicholas Fisher
Camera Assistant: Kyle Neumann

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Slideshow: Collier Glacier - 100 Years of Retreat

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Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2311
Original Broadcast: February 23, 2012