Harvard Glacier

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Harvard Glacier
CollegeFjord ASTER 2000-06-24 lrg.jpg
Harvard Glacier is the large glacier at the head of College Fjord. You can see the wide medial moraines in this photo.
Type Tidewater glacier
Location Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
Coordinates 61°23′20″N 147°26′11″W / 61.38889°N 147.43639°W / 61.38889; -147.43639Coordinates: 61°23′20″N 147°26′11″W / 61.38889°N 147.43639°W / 61.38889; -147.43639
Area 120,000 acres
Thickness 300 ft
Terminus Harvard Arm, College Fjord
Status Advancing

The Harvard Glacier is a large tidewater glacier in the Alaska's Prince William Sound. The glacier has a 1.5-mile (2 km) wide face where it calves into the College Fjord. It is 300ft thick and covers 120,000 acres of Chugach National Forest. The Harvard Glacier is the second largest glacier in the Prince William Sound, after the Columbia Glacier. It is a popular destination of cruise ships in the Prince William Sound.

Harvard Glacier


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