Gran Glaciar Norte

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Gran Glaciar Norte
Citlaltépetl Glaciers.svg
Snow cover on Pico de Orizaba
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mexico
Coordinates 19°02′00″N 97°16′03″W / 19.03333°N 97.26750°W / 19.03333; -97.26750
Area 9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Status Retreating

Gran Glaciar Norte is the largest ice cap and firn field in México. It is located on Pico de Orizaba (Volcán Citlaltépetl) (5,636 metres (18,491 ft)) which is the highest point in Mexico. It contains nine named glaciers, including seven outlet glaciers, and a mountain niche glacier.[1] The elevation of these glaciers range from near 5,610 m (18,410 ft) to 4,700 m (15,400 ft).

Glacier Name Glacier type Area (Square kilometers)
Gran Glacier Norte Ice Cap/firn field 9.08
Lengua del Chichimeco Outlet -
Glaciar de Jamapa Outlet -
Glaciar del toro Outlet -
Glaciar de la barbara Outlet -
Glaciar Noroccidental Outlet -
Glaciar Occidental Outlet -
Glaciar Oriental Mountain (niche) 0.42

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  1. ^ White, Sidney E. (2001). "Glaciers of Mexico" (pdf). Glaciers of North America. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 8, 2012.