Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936-2010

Science Center Objects

Upon close inspection of this photo pair, the viewer can appreciate the change in the volume of glacial ice that has melted from Grinnell Glacier. In the 2010 image, the glacier's terminus can be seen along the edge of Upper Grinnell Lake, a feature that did not exist in 1936.

Please respect the photographer: When using these photographs, please credit the photographer and source (eg. T.J. Hileman, courtesy of Glacier National Park Archives). The paired images at the top of this page are examples of proper crediting for each photo. Please contact ssoileau@usgs.gov for high resolution versions of images below.

Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936-2010 animation
Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936
Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936.Public domain
Grinnell Glacier Basin 2010
Grinnell Glacier Basin 2010.Public domain