Anderson Glacier (Clarke & Holdsworth 2002)
Location: Anderson Glacier originates in the Yukon, southwest of Mount Craig. The glacier flows into Alaska where it merges with Chitina Glacier. Anderson Glacier is located at: 610546N 1410545W (USGS, 2007).
- 1912: The International Boundary Commission surveyors who set the Yukon-Alaska boarder, named this glacier after Chandler Parsons Anderson. (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002)
- 1968: A series of glacial surges begin which eventually override the terminus of Chitina Glacier (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).
- 1978: A 1 to 1.5km section of ice-cored moraine is believed to bridge the Anderson-Chitina Logan-Walsh glaciers. Multiple satellite images allow researchers identify the connection, leading researches to believe that these glaciers are in a dormant phase (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).
- 1980: Landsat images from 1974-1980 show Anderson Glacier continuing to override the terminus of Chitina Glacier as a result of another surge (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).
Glacier Behaviour: Anderson Glacier is classified as a surging glacier (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).
Glacier Characteristics: A medial morraine can be seen as a result of Anderson Glacier merging with Chitina Glacier. Four tributaries feed into the main glacier.
Type: Piedmont valley glacier (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).
Length: 40km (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002)
Thermal Regime: Subpolar (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002)
Clarke, G. K. C. & Holdsworth, G. 2002. Glaciers of the St. Elias Mountains. United States Geologic Survey. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386j/stelias/stelias-lores.pdf. (Accessed on 05-03-07).
United States Geological Survey. 2007. Anderson Glacier. Available at: http://geonames.usgs.gov/. (Accessed on 03-05-07).