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Calderone glacier

The Calderone glacier is a glacier located in the Apennine Mountains in Abruzzo, Italy. Found in the Gran Sasso dItalia mountain group, it lies just beneath the Corno Grande, the highest peak in the Apennines. With the disappearance of the Corral ...

                                               

Kangshung Glacier

The Kangshung Glacier is one of the three main glaciers of Mount Everest, and is in the Tibet region Himalayas, within the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The other two are the Khumbu Glacier and Rongbuk Glacier.

                                               

Kolka Glacier

Kolka Glacier is a glacier in North Ossetia, Russia, near Mount Kazbek, known for its surging properties. The most recent and the most powerful surge took place on 20 September 2002, resulting in the death of at least 125 people.

                                               

Khumbu Glacier

The Khumbu Glacier is located in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. With elevations of 4.900 m at its terminus to 7.600 m at its source, it is the worlds highest glacier. The Khumbu Glacier ...

                                               

Marmolada Glacier

The Marmolada Glacier is located on the mountain Marmolada in the district of Trentino, Italy. It is the only glacier of the Dolomites section of the Alps. During World War I, the front line between Austrian and Italian forces ran over Marmolada, ...

                                               

Matanuska Glacier

Matanuska Glacier is a valley glacier in the US state of Alaska. At 27 miles long by 4 miles wide, it is the largest glacier accessible by car in the United States. Its terminus feeds the Matanuska River. It lies near the Glenn Highway about 100 ...

                                               

Medvezhiy Glacier

The Medvezhiy Glacier is an Alpine glacier in Tajikistan. The glacier is located on the western slope of the Academy of Sciences Range at the heart of the Pamir Mountains.

                                               

Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 13.6 miles long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The glacier and surrounding landscape is protected as part of the 5.815 acr ...

                                               

Morteratsch Glacier

The Morteratsch Glacier is the largest glacier by area in the Bernina Range of the Bundner Alps in Switzerland. It is, just after the Pasterze Glacier and Gepatschferner, the third largest and by volume 1.2 km 3 the most massive glacier in the ea ...

                                               

Oberaletsch Glacier

The Oberaletsch Glacier is a valley glacier on the south side of the Bernese Alps, in the canton of Valais. It had a length of 9 km with an average width of just under 1 km and an area of about 22 km 2 in 1973. The Oberaletsch Glacier system cons ...

                                               

Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. The 250 km 2 97 sq mi ice formation, ...

                                               

Rongbuk Glacier

The Rongbuk Glacier is located in the Himalaya of southern Tibet. Two large tributary glaciers, the East Rongbuk Glacier and the West Rongbuk Glacier, flow into the main Rongbuk Glacier. It flows north and forms the Rongbuk Valley north of Mount ...

                                               

Saskatchewan Glacier

The Saskatchewan Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, approximately 120 km northwest of the town of Banff, and can be accessed from the Icefields Parkway. Saskatchewan Glacier is the largest outflow glacier from the Columbi ...

                                               

Tyndall Glacier (Chile)

Tyndall Glacier or Geike Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is located in the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. The glacier has its main calving front in Geikie Lake and like its neighbor, Grey Gl ...

                                               

Tungnafellsjokull

Tungnafellsjokull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland. It has an elevation of 1.535 metres and is located northwest of Vatnajokull glacier.

                                               

Fiescher Glacier

The Fiescher Glacier is a valley glacier on the south side of the Bernese Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. 16 km in length, it is the second longest glacier in the Alps. The glacier covers an area of 33 km 2. The starting point of the F ...

                                               

Folgefonna

Folgefonna is a collective term for three plateau glaciers in the Hardanger region of Vestland county, Norway. They are located on the Folgefonna peninsula in the municipalities of Ullensvang, Kvinnherad, and Etne. The three glaciers are: Midtre ...

                                               

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is a glacier located in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon, Canada, and named after Gardiner Hubbard. The longest source for Hubbard Glacier originates 122 kilometres 76 mi from its snout and is located at about 61°00′N 140°09′W, ap ...

                                               

Hispar Glacier

Hispar Glacier is a 49 km long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan which meets the 63 km long Biafo Glacier at the Hispar La at an altitude of 5.128 m to create the worlds longest glacial system outside of the polar r ...

                                               

Tsaneri Glacier

Tsaneri is a valley glacier located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in the Svaneti Region of Georgia. The glacier lies at and above the source the river Mulkhra. The length of the Tsaneri Glacier is 11.2 kilometres a ...

                                               

Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska and one of Kenai Fjords National Parks major attractions. It is one of the most accessible valley glaciers in Alaska and is a visible indicator of glacia ...

                                               

Ayles Ice Shelf

The Ayles Ice Shelf was one of six major ice shelves in Canada, all on the north coast of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. The ice shelf broke off from the coast on August 13, 2005, forming a giant ice island 37 metres thick and measuring around 14 km ...

                                               

Aletsch Glacier

The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km, has about a volume of 15.4 km 3, and covers about 81.7 km 2 in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Gl ...

                                               

Devdaraki

Devdaraki is a valley glacier located on the northeastern slope of Mt. Kazbek. The length of the glacier is 5.5 km and its surface area is 7.13 km 2. The tongue of the Devdaraki Glacier descends to 2.300 metres above sea level. Devdaraki is known ...

                                               

West Ice Shelf

The West Ice Shelf is a prominent ice shelf extending about 288 km in an east-west direction along the Leopold and Astrid Coast in East Antarctica between Barrier Bay and Posadowsky Bay. It was discovered and named by the First German Antarctica ...

                                               

Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. Located in the Canadian Rockies astride the Continental Divide along the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of B ...

                                               

Axel Heiberg Glacier

The Axel Heiberg Glacier in Antarctica is a valley glacier, 30 nmi long, descending from the high elevations of the Antarctic Plateau into the Ross Ice Shelf between the Herbert Range and Mount Don Pedro Christophersen in the Queen Maud Mountains ...

                                               

Amundsen Glacier

Amundsen Glacier is a major Antarctic glacier, about 7 to 11 km wide and 150 km long, originating on the polar plateau where it drains the area to the south and west of Nilsen Plateau, and descending through the Queen Maud Mountains to enter the ...

                                               

Beardmore Glacier

The Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica is one of the largest valley glaciers in the world, being 200 km long and having a width of 40 km. It descends about 2.200 m from the Antarctic Plateau to the Ross Ice Shelf and is bordered by the Commonwealth ...

                                               

Russian Geographical Society Glacier

The Russian Geographical Society Glacier is in east Tajikistan, in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. It is located in the Pamir Mountains, near Independence Peak, at approx. 38.6°N 72.3°E  / 38.6; 72.3.

                                               

Johns Hopkins Glacier

Johns Hopkins Glacier is a 12-mile long glacier located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. It begins on the east slopes of Lituya Mountain and Mount Salisbury, and trends east to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet ...

                                               

Karpinsky Glacier

Karpinsky Glacier or Karpinsky Ice Cap, also known as Mount Karpinsky, is a large ice cap on October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Federation. It was named after Aleksandr Petrovich Karpinsky, a Russian geologist.

                                               

Cook Ice Cap

The Cook Ice Cap or Cook Glacier is a large ice cap in the Kerguelen Islands in the French Southern Territories zone of the far Southern Indian Ocean.

                                               

Lambert Glacier

Lambert Glacier is a major glacier in East Antarctica. At about 50 miles wide, over 250 miles long, and about 2.500 m deep, it holds the Guinness world record for the worlds largest glacier. It drains 8% of the Antarctic ice sheet to the east and ...

                                               

Nordenskioldbreen

Nordenskioldbreen is a glacier in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is named after Finnish geologist Adolf Erik Nordenskiold.

                                               

Petermann Glacier

Petermann Glacier is a large glacier located in North-West Greenland to the east of Nares Strait. It connects the Greenland ice sheet to the Arctic Ocean at 81°10 north latitude, near Hans Island. The glacier and its fjord are named after German ...

                                               

Posadowsky Glacier (Antarctica)

Posadowsky Glacier is a glacier about 9 nautical miles long, flowing north to Posadowsky Bay immediately east of Gaussberg. Posadowsky Bay is an open embayment, located just east of the West Ice Shelf and fronting on the Davis Sea in Kaiser Wilhe ...

                                               

Potanin Glacier

The Potanin Glacier is the longest glacier in Mongolia, its long about 14 kilometres and located through in the Altai Tavan Bogd mountain in Altai Mountains. The glacier is named after explorer Grigory Potanin. As many other glaciers around the w ...

                                               

Tasman Glacier

Haupapa / Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand, and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealands South Island.

                                               

Thwaites Glacier

Thwaites Glacier, sometimes referred to as the Doomsday Glacier, is an unusually broad and fast Antarctic glacier flowing into Pine Island Bay, part of the Amundsen Sea, east of Mount Murphy, on the Walgreen Coast of Marie Byrd Land. Its surface ...

                                               

Fedchenko Glacier

The Fedchenko Glacier is a large glacier in the Yazgulem Range, Pamir Mountains, of north-central Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan. The glacier is long and narrow, currently extending for 77 kilometres and covering over 700 square kilometres ...

                                               

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is a 13-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island. It was named in 1872 after a visit by then Prime Minister of New Zealan ...

                                               

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere is a 12 km long temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier 20 km to the south, and a thir ...

                                               

Shackleton Glacier

Shackleton Glacier is a major Antarctic glacier, over 96 km long and from 8 to 16 km wide, descending from the polar plateau from the vicinity of Roberts Massif and flowing north through the Queen Maud Mountains to enter the Ross Ice Shelf betwee ...

                                               

Glaciers of Georgia

The spatial distribution of contemporary glaciers in the territory of Georgia is stipulated by the peculiarities of atmospheric processes, morphological-morphometric conditions of the relief and their interaction. Main centers of glaciation are r ...

                                               

List of glaciers in Iceland

The glaciers and ice caps of Iceland cover 11% of the land area of the country and have a considerable impact on its landscape and meteorology. Glaciers are also contributing to the Icelandic economy, with tourists flocking to the country to see ...

                                               

Crevasse

A crevasse is a deep crack, or fracture, found in an ice sheet or glacier, as opposed to a crevice that forms in rock. Crevasses form as a result of the movement and resulting stress associated with the shear stress generated when two semi-rigid ...

                                               

Retreat of glaciers since 1850

The retreat of glaciers since 1850 affects the availability of fresh water for irrigation and domestic use, mountain recreation, animals and plants that depend on glacier-melt, and, in the longer term, the level of the oceans. Studied by glaciolo ...

                                               

Last Glacial Period

The Last Glacial Period occurred from the end of the Eemian to the end of the Younger Dryas, encompassing the period c. 115.000 – c. 11.700 years ago. This most recent glacial period is part of a larger pattern of glacial and interglacial periods ...

                                               

Glacier (disambiguation)

Glacier, Washington, a census-designated place in Whatcom County, Washington Glacier National Park U.S., Montana Glacier Peak, a mountain in the North Cascades of Washington Glacier Bay, southeastern Alaska Glacier County, Montana, northwestern M ...

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