Thunderbird Glacier

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Thunderbird Glacier
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Thunderbird Glacier
Location in Montana
TypeMountain glacier
Location Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Coordinates 48°56′03″N114°02′23″W / 48.93417°N 114.03972°W / 48.93417; -114.03972 Coordinates: 48°56′03″N114°02′23″W / 48.93417°N 114.03972°W / 48.93417; -114.03972 [1]
AreaApproximately 58 acres (0.23 km2) [2] in total including numerous ice patches
TerminusTalus
StatusRetreating

Thunderbird Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The glacier is situated on the east side Continental Divide below Thunderbird Mountain at an average elevation of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. [3] As of 2005, Thunderbird Glacier consisted of numerous ice patches covering a total of 58 acres (0.23 km2), which is over 33 percent smaller than it was in 1966. [2]

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References

  1. "Thunderbird Glacier". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  2. 1 2 "Retreat of Glaciers in Glacier National Park" (pdf). United States Geological Survey. 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  3. Mount Carter, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-07-30.

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