Matthes Glaciers

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Matthes Glaciers
Map showing the location of Matthes Glaciers
Map showing the location of Matthes Glaciers
Matthes Glaciers
Location in California
Type Mountain glacier
Location Sierra National Forest, Fresno County, California, U.S.
Coordinates 37°13′40″N 118°45′33″W / 37.22778°N 118.75917°W / 37.22778; -118.75917Coordinates: 37°13′40″N 118°45′33″W / 37.22778°N 118.75917°W / 37.22778; -118.75917[1]
Length .10 mi (0.16 km)
Terminus Barren rock
Status Retreating

The Matthes Glaciers are a group of glaciers east of the Glacier Divide in the Sierra Nevada, in the U.S. state of California. The glaciers were named for François E. Matthes.[1] There are approximately 10 small glacierets situated above 12,200 feet (3,700 m) in the John Muir Wilderness of Sierra National Forest which comprise the Matthes Glaciers.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Matthes Glaciers". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ Mount Henry, CA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-09-30.