Dartmouth Glacier

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Dartmouth Glacier
Type glacier
Location Coghill River, Alaska, U.S.
Coordinates 61°10′11″N 147°37′04″W / 61.16972°N 147.61778°W / 61.16972; -147.61778Coordinates: 61°10′11″N 147°37′04″W / 61.16972°N 147.61778°W / 61.16972; -147.61778
Length 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Terminus 3,189 feet (972 m)

The Dartmouth Glacier is a 3.4-mile (5.5 km)-long glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. It heads southwest of Mount Castner in the Chugach Mountains and trends southwest to its terminus at the head of the Coghill River, 47 miles (76 km) west of Valdez.[1][2] The name was reported in 1908 by Grant and Higgins (1910, pl. 2), USGS. It is presumably named for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.[3]

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  1. ^ Geological Survey Professional Paper. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1949. pp. 257–.
  2. ^ Donald J. Orth (1967). Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 257–.
  3. ^ "Dartmouth Glacier". USGS National Mapping information. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-06-23.