Darwin Glacier (California)

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Darwin Glacier
Location in California
Location in California
Darwin Glacier
Location in California
Type Mountain glacier
Location Kings Canyon National Park, Fresno County, California, United States
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. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ Mount Darwin, CA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). 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.