Coleman Glacier (Washington)

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This article is about the glacier on Mount Baker. For the glacier in Antarctica, see Coleman Glacier (Antarctica). For the glacier on Mount Hood, see Coalman Glacier.
Coleman Glacier
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Coleman Glacier with Colfax Peak (left) and Lincoln Peak (center) behind
Map showing the location of Coleman Glacier
Map showing the location of Coleman Glacier
Coleman Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 48°46′51″N 121°50′52″W / 48.78083°N 121.84778°W / 48.78083; -121.84778Coordinates: 48°46′51″N 121°50′52″W / 48.78083°N 121.84778°W / 48.78083; -121.84778[1]
Length 2.25 mi (3.62 km)
Terminus Moraine/talus
Status Retreating

Coleman Glacier is located on Mount Baker in the North Cascades of the U.S. state of Washington.[2] Between 1850 and 1950, Coleman Glacier retreated 8,200 ft (2,500 m). During a cooler and wetter period from 1950 to 1979, the glacier advanced 2,480 ft (760 m) but between 1980 and 2006 retreated back 1,443 ft (440 m).[3] Situated on the west slopes of Mount Baker, Coleman Glacier is bordered by the Roosevelt Glacier to the north and the Heliotrope Ridge to the south.

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  1. ^ "Coleman Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ Mount Baker, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ Pelto, Mauri. "North Cascade Glacier Retreat". Nichols College. Retrieved 2012-10-20.