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Photographs of Alaskan Glaciers

Summer 2005

All photographs taken by Carrie and Terry Smith  © 2005


Additional links to information about glaciers can be found at the bottom of this web page.

During the summer of 2005 my brother and sister-in-law took a trip to Alaska.  These are photographs that they took of some of the glaciers they saw, as well as some of the effects of those glaciers as they have slowly changed the surface of the earth.

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College Fjord with some "small" icebergs floating in the water.  College Fjord is located off of Prince William Sound, near Whittier, Alaska.


Harvard Glacier in College Fjord.  This glacier is 38.6 kilometers long and 2.4 kilometers wide as it enters the fjord.


A small glacier meets College Fjord.


A receding glacier along College Fjord.


John Hopkins Glacier as it enters Glacier Bay in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.


A close-up of a portion of John Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.


An iceberg floating in Glacier Bay.


A close-up of a portion of Grand Pacific Glacier as it meets Glacier Bay in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.


Another close-up of a portion of Grand Pacific Glacier.


The eastern edge of Grand Pacific Glacier.  Note the scoured hill sides and deposits of glacial till.


A receding glacier along Glacier Bay.


West of Fairbanks, Alaska, the Chena River flows into the Tanana River.  Note the difference in the colors of the water as the two rivers merge.  The Chena River is the clear water, fed by melting snow.  The Tanana River is the gray water, fed by a melting glacier.  The sedimentation in the glacier water is primarily schist, which has been ground finer than talcum powder by the glacier.


A glacier-fed river in Hurricane Gluch, Alaska.  Note the gray color of the water carrying sediment from the glacier.  Contrast this with the next picture.


An Alaskan river fed by melting snow.  Note how clear the water is; you can see the stones in the river bed.  Contrast this with the previous picture.

The following links are to other external sites that have additional information and photographs dealing with glaciers:


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