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Inventory of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, California

January 1, 2006

All perennial bodies of ice in the Sierra Nevada are listed and classified. The inventory includes 497 glaciers covering a total area of 50 square kilometers and 788 small ice bodies which do not meet the definition of a glacier, covering a total of 13 square kilometers. The listings include each ice body's drainage basin, location, orientation, altitude, area, and length the glaciers are also classified as to form, source, surface condition, and nature and activity of the terminus.

Publication Year 2006
Title Inventory of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr20061239
Authors William Raub, C. Suzanne Brown, Austin Post
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2006-1239
Index ID ofr20061239
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Science Center