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Glossary of Glacier Terminology:
A glossary providing the vocabulary necessary to understand the modern glacier environment.

By Bruce F. Molnia

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2004–1216

The photographs used in this site show Alaskan glaciers and landforms and were taken by Bruce Molnia, except where noted.


Mendenhall Glacier
July 2001 photograph of the retreating terminus of the Mendenhall Glacier, Tongas National Forest, Coast Mountains, Alaska. The photograph was taken from the location of the glacier's terminus in 1939. Since 1939, the glacier has retreated more than a mile.

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