Ipasha Glacier

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Ipasha Glacier
Location in Montana
Location in Montana
Ipasha Glacier
Location in Montana
Type Mountain glacier
Location Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Coordinates 48°50′34″N 113°48′48″W / 48.84278°N 113.81333°W / 48.84278; -113.81333Coordinates: 48°50′34″N 113°48′48″W / 48.84278°N 113.81333°W / 48.84278; -113.81333[1]
Area Approximately 52 acres (0.21 km2) in 2005[2]
Length .20 mi (0.32 km)
Terminus Barren rock
Status Retreating

Ipasha Glacier is located in the US state of Montana in Glacier National Park. The glacier is situated in a cirque to the southeast of Chaney Glacier and immediately east of the Continental Divide at an elevation between 8,000 feet (2,400 m) and 7,600 feet (2,300 m) above sea level.[3] The glacier covers an area of approximately 52 acres (0.21 km2) as measured in 2005, which is a third smaller than it was in 1966.[2] Melt water from the glacier flows over Ipasha Falls en route to Ipasha Lake.

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  1. ^ "Ipasha Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Retreat of Glaciers in Glacier National Park" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ Ahern Pass, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-09-23.