Muir Glacier and Muir Inlet 2003

Image: Muir Glacier and Muir Inlet 2003

Detailed Description

This photo was taken in September 2003; in the 23 years between photographs, Muir Glacier has retreated more than a mile and ceased to have a tidewater terminus. Since 1980, Muir Glacier has thinned by more than 600 ft, permitting a view of a mountain with a summit elevation of greater than 4000 ft, located in the center of the photograph. A reexamination of the 1980 photograph shows that the summit of this mountain was visible but that it blended in with adjacent clouds.


Image Dimensions: 1770 x 1104

Date Taken:

Location Taken: AK, US