List of glaciers in Glacier National Park (U.S.)

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Chaney Glacier, 2004

There are at least 35 named glaciers in Glacier National Park (U.S.). In 1850, the area now comprising the national park had 150 glaciers. There are 25 active glaciers remaining in the park today. Since the ice ages stopped 10,000 years ago, there have been many slight climate shifts causing periods of glacier growth or melt-back. The glaciers are currently being studied to see the effect of global warming[1] It is estimated that if current warming trends continue, there will be no glaciers left in the park by 2030.[2]

Active glaciers[edit]

Defunct glaciers[edit]

Black and white photo of Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana. Photo by T. J. Hileman ca. 1938. Part of James Willard Schultz Photos and Personal Papers Collection, Montana State University.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/glacier_research.htm
  2. ^ "Glaciers / Glacial Features, Glacier National Park". National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Agassiz Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Blackfoot Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "Boulder Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ "Chaney Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  7. ^ "Gem Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  8. ^ "Grinnell Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  9. ^ "Harrison Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  10. ^ "Jackson Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  11. ^ "Sperry Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  12. ^ "Swiftcurrent Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  13. ^ "Ahern Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  14. ^ "Baby Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  15. ^ "Carter Glaciers". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  16. ^ "Dixon Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  17. ^ "Harris Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  18. ^ "Herbst Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  19. ^ "Hudson Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  20. ^ "Ipasha Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  21. ^ "Kintla Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  22. ^ "Logan Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  23. ^ "Lupfer Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  24. ^ "Miche Wabun Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  25. ^ "North Swiftcurrent Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  26. ^ "Old Sun Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  27. ^ "Piegan Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  28. ^ "Pumpelly Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  29. ^ "Pumpkin Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  30. ^ "Rainbow Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  31. ^ "Red Eagle Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  32. ^ "Sexton Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  33. ^ "Shepard Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  34. ^ "Siyeh Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  35. ^ "The Salamander Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  36. ^ "Thunderbird Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  37. ^ "Two Ocean Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  38. ^ "Vulture Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  39. ^ "Weasel Collar Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  40. ^ "Whitecrow Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Schutz, James Willard (1926). Signposts of Adventure: Glacier National Park as the Indians Know It. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. OCLC 1544470.