Ipasha Glacier

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Ipasha Glacier
Map showing the location of Ipasha Glacier
Map showing the location of Ipasha Glacier
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. Archived from the original (pdf) on May 11, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ahern Pass, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-09-23.