Teton Glacier

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Teton Glacier
Grand Teton Glacier.jpg
Teton Glacier at bottom is to the right of Grand Teton and left of Mount Owen
Map showing the location of Teton Glacier
Map showing the location of Teton Glacier
Teton Glacier
TypeMountain glacier
Coordinates43°44′31″N 110°47′35″W / 43.74194°N 110.79306°W / 43.74194; -110.79306Coordinates: 43°44′31″N 110°47′35″W / 43.74194°N 110.79306°W / 43.74194; -110.79306[1]
Area53 acres (0.21 km2)
Length.66 mi (1.06 km)
TerminusMoraine
StatusRetreating

Teton Glacier is a mountain glacier located below the north face of Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States. Its neighbors are Mount Owen to the west and Teewinot Mountain to the north.[2] Teton Glacier is the largest of the twelve named glaciers in the park. In 1971, the glacier was approximately 3,500 ft (1,100 m) long and 1,100 ft (340 m) wide.[3] Between 1967 and 2006, Teton Glacier lost approximately 14 to 20 percent of its surface area, a reduction from 64 to 53 acres (26 to 21 ha).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teton Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Grand Teton, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Love, J.D.; John C. Reed Jr (1971). "Creation of the Teton Landscape". National Park Service. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Edmunds, Jake; et al. (February 2012). "Glacier Variability (1967-2006) in the Teton Range, Wyoming, United States". Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 48 (1): 187–196. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00607.x.

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