Darwin Glacier (California)

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Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Darwin Glacier
Kings Canyon National Park, Fresno County, California, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 37°10′18″N 118°40′19″W / 37.17167°N 118.67194°W / 37.17167; -118.67194Coordinates: 37°10′18″N 118°40′19″W / 37.17167°N 118.67194°W / 37.17167; -118.67194[1]
Length .15 mi (0.24 km)
Terminus Barren rock
Status Retreating

Darwin Glacier is a mountain glacier located on the north side of Mount Darwin in the Sierra Nevada, California.[2] The glacier is located in Kings Canyon National Park. The glacier inherited its name from Mount Darwin, named for Charles Robert Darwin.[3] In 2004, a study found that since 1900, Darwin Glacier had lost half its surface area.[4]

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  1. ^ "Darwin Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Mount Darwin, CA (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=37.17160&lon=-118.67206&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  3. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. 1926. Place Names of the High Sierra. Publications of the Sierra Club No.62
  4. ^ Basagic, Hassan (2008). "Quantifying Twentieth Century Glacier Change in the Sierra Nevada, California" (pdf). Masters Thesis. Portland State University, OR. Retrieved 2010-03-15.