Dana Glacier (California)

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Dana Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mount Dana, Mono County, California, USA
Coordinates 37°54′02″N 119°13′04″W / 37.90056°N 119.21778°W / 37.90056; -119.21778
Terminus talus
Status retreating

The Dana Glacier is located inside a northwest facing cirque located east of the 13,061 feet (3,981 m) Mount Dana on the eastern border of Yosemite National Park, California.[1] It is very close to Tioga Pass and Highway 120. The glacier occupies the very steep, shaded western slope of the cirque at around 11,500 to 11,800 feet (3,500–3,600 m), although a part of it reaches up to 12,500 feet (3,800 m) (Dana Couloir).[2] Repeat photography comparing images taken in 1883 with those from 2004 demonstrate that the glacier has retreated substantially in that period.[3]

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  1. ^ "Mount Dana, USGS MOUNT DANA (CA) Topo Map". USGS Quad maps. TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  3. ^ Basagic, Hassan; Andrew G. Fountain. "Documenting Twentieth Century Glacier Change with Repeat Photography in the Sierra Nevada, California" (PDF). Department of Geography, Portland State University. Retrieved 2007-01-23.