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Inventory of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, California

Open-File Report 2006-1239

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Abstract

All perennial bodies of ice in the Sierra Nevada are listed and classified. The inventory includes 497 glaciers covering a total area of 50 square kilometers and 788 small ice bodies which do not meet the definition of a glacier, covering a total of 13 square kilometers. The listings include each ice body's drainage basin, location, orientation, altitude, area, and length the glaciers are also classified as to form, source, surface condition, and nature and activity of the terminus.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Inventory of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1239
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 228 p.; 4 Plates: 42.0 x 42.0 inches and smaller
Number of Pages:
236
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Sierra Nevada
Scale:
250000
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y