Klutan Glacier

Location: Begins in the state of Alaska and stretches out east towards the Yukon Territory, Canada border. It then begins to head north and forms the headwater of the Klutan River in the Yukon Territory (Wikipedia, 2007).
Klutan Glacier - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project
Location of Klutan Glacier in the upper left hand corner of image.
(Source: Johnson, P.G., A possible advanced hypsithermal position of the Donjek Glacier. University of Ottawa.)

Glacier Behaviour: A stationary glacier with numerous tributaries (GSC, 2003)

Glacier Characteristics:
The frontal characteristics of the glacier is that it is expanded (GSC, 2003)

Type:
A valley glacier (GSC, 2003)

Length:
The glacier is approximately 72 km measured from the base of Mount Bona, Alaska. Only the last 25 km of the glacier is located in the Yukon Territory where it meets with two important tributaries, the Neshan and Mount Wood Glacier (Clarke & Holdsworth, 2002).

Volume/Mass: Covers an area of 132 sq. km. (GSC, 2003).

Interesting Facts:
In 1891, it was named by CW Hayes of the USGS.

Note: Very limited information on Klutan Glacier


References:
Geological Survey of Canada, 2003. The Atlas of Canada. http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english
/maps/freshwater/distribution/glaciers. Accessed on March 21, 2007.

Clarke, G.K.C. and Holdswort, G., 2002. Glaciers of North America - Glaciers of Canada, Glaciers of the St. Elias Moutains, U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1386-J-1

Johnson, P.G., A possible advanced hypsithermal position of the Donjek Glacier. University of Ottawa. http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic25-4-302.pdf. Acessed on April 14, 2007.


Wikipedia, 2007. Klutan Glacier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klutlan_Glacier. Accessed on March 21, 2007.

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