Information About

Bucher Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 52' 48" N,
134 ° 32' 10" W

Region

Juneau

Length

11 mi (17.7 km)

Elevation

3855 ft (1175 m)

Uses

Bucher Glacier in Detail.

About

Heads in the Coast Mountains, trends SW for 6 mi, then SE, to Gilkey Glacier 8 mi WSW of Mount Ogilyie and 35 mi. N of Juneau. 11 miles long.

History

Named for Dr. Walter H. Bucher (died 1965), former President of the Geological Society of America and active advisor and supporter of field research in this area. The name was proposed officially by members of the Juneau Icefield Project in 1964 although it appeared in scientific literature before then.