Information About

East Nunatak Glacier

Quick Facts

Open in The Map East Nunatak Glacier on The Map

Location

59 ° 48' 30" N,
138 ° 52' 60" W

Region

Yakutat

Length

17 mi (27.36 km)

Elevation

135 ft (41.15 m)

Uses

East Nunatak Glacier in Detail.

About

Incomplete record. In Saint Elias Mountains, heads at 593700N, 1383900W, flows north-northwest to Nunatak Fiord 56 km (35 mi) northeast of Yakutat, St. Elias Mountains. 17 miles long.

History

Named "Nunatak" by Israel Cook Russell (1892, p. 86), in 1891, because, from a distance, East and West Nunatak Glaciers had the appearance of a single glacier with a nunatak or rounded butte of bare rock rising through it. The glacier has retreated seven miles, completely uncovering the nunatak. To the northeast is East Ninatak Galier, the other arm is West Nunatak Glacier.