Thursday, June 12, 2008

What are the names of Alaska's glaciers?

Question: Where can I find a list of the glaciers in Alaska?

Answer: We have compiled a list of named glaciers located in Alaska at http://library.alaska.gov/asp/alaska_glaciers.html. This list does not represent all glaciers in Alaska because not every glacier in Alaska is named. If you're looking for reading/viewing material on glaciers in Alaska, check out this list in WorldCat, the world's catalog of library catalogs.

Update September 2014: Since the list above was created, four new glaciers have been added to the USGS's Geographic Names Information System. They are:

Glacier Name Location Latitude Longitude Topo map
Klawasi Glacier Valdez-Cordova 620516N 1444301W Gulkana A-2
Ch'atanalch'elt Li'a Kenai Peninsula 611627N 1520558W Tyonek B-6
Ted Stevens Icefield Valdez-Cordova 612000N 1465000W Valdez B-8
Noisy Glacier Kodiak Island 581608N 1545148W Mount Katmai B-3

Want to name your own glacier? See this post on naming geographic features from December 24, 2008.

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