The questions you will need to answer/analyze in paragraph form are:
- How did John Muir and Josiah Whitney differ on their theories of how Yosemite Valley formed?
- In 1872, what was John Muir’s data collection method for testing if glaciers are alive (moving)?
- What is the data on the diminishing glaciers of the American West? The world? What does this melting coincide with?
- Since record keeping began, what does the temperature record show for California and how does it affect the show pack in the Sierras?
- When a glacier disappears, what are the effects on the local ecology?
- What did the research find about the difference between the Lyell and Maclure Glaciers in Yosemite?