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Inventory of Glaciers in the North Cascades, Washington

Professional Paper 705-A

A contribution to the International Hydrological Decade
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Abstract

Perennial bodies of ice in the North Cascades having areas of at least 0.1 km2 (square kilometer) are tabulated and classified. The inventory, a contribution to the International Hydrological Decade, includes 756 glaciers, covering 267 km2, about half of the glacier area in the United States south of Alaska. Listings include each glacier's location, drainage basin, area, length, orientation, altitude, and classification as to form, source, surface, nature of terminus, and activity. These glaciers contribute annually about 800 million cubic meters of water to streamflow in the State of Washington.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Inventory of Glaciers in the North Cascades, Washington
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
705
Chapter:
A
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1971
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
25 p.