Falling Ice Glacier

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Falling Ice Glacier
Mt Moran summit WY1.jpg
Falling Ice Glacier on Mount Moran on left. The other glacier visible is Skillet Glacier at right
Map showing the location of Falling Ice Glacier
Map showing the location of Falling Ice Glacier
Falling Ice Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°50′00″N 110°46′13″W / 43.83333°N 110.77028°W / 43.83333; -110.77028Coordinates: 43°50′00″N 110°46′13″W / 43.83333°N 110.77028°W / 43.83333; -110.77028[1]
Terminus rockfall
Status unknown

Falling Ice Glacier is located in the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States.[2] The glacier is situated on the southeastern cliffs of Mount Moran and can be seen from Jackson Hole. Runoff from the glacier flows into Leigh Lake. The glacier is located in a high altitude cirque and is along one of the major climbing routes to the summit of Mount Moran. All of the existing glaciers in Grand Teton National Park were created during the Little Ice Age (1350–1850 A.D.) and have been in a general state of retreat since the mid-19th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling Ice Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ Mount Moran, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Glaciers". Nature and Science. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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