Muir Inlet

Image: Muir Inlet

Detailed Description

Muir Glacier has retreated more than 2 km and ceased to have a tidewater terminus. Note that the retreat of Muir Glacier has left several ice-cored morainal mounds between the shoreline and the terminus. Since 1980, Muir Glacier has thinned by several hundred meters permitting a view of a mountain with a summit elevation of greater than 1500 m, 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. No evidence of vegetation is seen anywhere in the photograph.


Image Dimensions: 1770 x 1104