Darwin Glacier (California)

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Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Darwin Glacier
Location in California
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Darwin Glacier
Darwin Glacier (the United States)
TypeMountain glacier
LocationKings Canyon National Park, Fresno County, California, United States
Coordinates37°10′18″N 118°40′19″W / 37.17167°N 118.67194°W / 37.17167; -118.67194Coordinates: 37°10′18″N 118°40′19″W / 37.17167°N 118.67194°W / 37.17167; -118.67194[1]
Length.15 mi (0.24 km)
TerminusBarren rock
StatusRetreating

Darwin Glacier is a mountain glacier located on the north side of Mount Darwin in the Sierra Nevada, California.[2] The glacier is located in Kings Canyon National Park. The glacier inherited its name from Mount Darwin, named for Charles Robert Darwin.[3] In 2004, a study found that since 1900, Darwin Glacier had lost half its surface area.[4]

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  1. ^ "Darwin Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Mount Darwin, CA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. 1926. Place Names of the High Sierra. Publications of the Sierra Club No.62
  4. ^ Basagic, Hassan (2008). "Quantifying Twentieth Century Glacier Change in the Sierra Nevada, California" (pdf). Masters Thesis. Portland State University, OR. Retrieved March 15, 2010.