Arapaho Glacier

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Arapaho Glacier
Map showing the location of Arapaho Glacier
Map showing the location of Arapaho Glacier
Arapaho Glacier
Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 40°01′24″N 105°38′52″W / 40.02333°N 105.64778°W / 40.02333; -105.64778Coordinates: 40°01′24″N 105°38′52″W / 40.02333°N 105.64778°W / 40.02333; -105.64778[1]
Area 39 acres (16 ha)[2]
Length .25 mi (0.40 km) long and .50 mi (0.80 km) wide[2]
Thickness 15 ft (4.6 m)[2]
Terminus Talus/proglacial lake
Status Retreating

Arapaho Glacier is an alpine glacier in a cirque immediately southeast of North Arapaho Peak, in Roosevelt National Forest in the U.S. state of Colorado.[3] The glacier is just east of the Continental Divide. Arapaho Glacier is the largest glacier in the state of Colorado and helps provide water for the city of Boulder, Colorado. The glacier has a negative glacier mass balance and lost 52% of its surface area during the 20th Century.[2]

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  1. ^ "Arapaho Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Arapaho Glacier". National Snow and Ice Data Center. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  3. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Monarch Lake, CO (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=40.02328&lon=-105.64780&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2012-08-18.