East lobe of Lyell Glacier
|Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County, California, USA|
|Length||.5 mi (0.80 km) estimated|
Lyell Glacier is in the Sierra Nevada of California. The glacier was discovered by John Muir in 1871, and is the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park. The glacier lies on the northern slopes of Mount Lyell.
The glacier has retreated since the end of the Little Ice Age in the mid-19th century. During the mid-20th Century, the glacier split into two smaller glaciers occupying the high cirques of Mount Lyell.
- "Lyell Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- Muir, John, 1873. On Actual Glaciers in California. American Journal of Science and Arts, v:69-71
- TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Mount Lyell, CA (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=37.74299&lon=-119.26904&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- "Twentieth Century Glacier Change in the Sierra Nevada, California". Hassan Basagic. May 14, 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-09-06. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
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