Information About

Novatak Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 28' 37" N,
138 ° 28' 47" W

Region

Yakutat

Length

16 mi (25.75 km)

Elevation

1637 ft (498.96 m)

Uses

Novatak Glacier in Detail.

About

Heads at 5933N,13840W, trends southeast to its erminus, 3 miles west of Alsek River and 50 miles southeast of Yakutat; St Elias Mountains. (AK-T1)

History

Name given by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1962. With the retreat of Nunatak Glacier during the 1950-60s, a new nunatak, or glacier island, appeared at 593830N1384100W. For this reason this glacier, which heads near the nunatak, was named Novatak (new nunatak) Glacier. (AK-T1)