Information About

Hanging Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 51' 11" N,
138 ° 57' 27" W

Region

Yakutat

Elevation

2556 ft (779.07 m)

Uses

Hanging Glacier in Detail.

About

heads at 595045N, 1385330W, trends W to 1961 terminus 1 mi. NE of Nunatak Fiord and 33 mi. NE. of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts. 4 miles long.

History

Descriptive name given in 1906 by Tarr (1909, fig. 4). This is one of many glaciers of this type in the Yakutat Bay area, such as Cataract Glacier, Cascading Glacier, and Toboggan Glacier. Because of glacial erosion by the main valley glacier, the tributary glaciers often "hang" above the main valley.