Balfour Glacier

Balfour Glacier - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project
General Information:
Balfour Glacier is a major northward flowing glacier on the Alberta side of the Waputik Icefield. The glacier drains east into Hector Lake and the Bow River (Ommanney, 2000).

History:
The maximum ice stand occured in 1947. The recession rates averaged 10ma-1 from the late 1840s-1900 and then increased four times between 1900-1948. Since 1948 the recession has been almost negligible (Ommanney, 2002).

Summary:
Location: Banff National Park
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51o34.0'
Longitude:116o26.0'
Classification: Outlet Glacier
Area: 8.8km2
Area in 1900: 14km2
Drainage: east into Hector Lake and Bow River
Classification: Outlet Glacier





Figure 1: Balfour Glacier, 1961(Ommanney, 2002)


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