Puyallup Glacier

Puyallup Glacier

Infobox_Glacier | glacier_name = Puyallup Glacier

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type = Mountain glacier
location = Mount Rainier, Washington, U.S.
coordinates = coord|46|50|59|N|121|49|27|W|type:glacier
area = convert|2.0|sqmi|km2|1, 1983Cite web|title= DESCRIPTION: Mount Rainier Glaciers and Glaciations - Mount Rainier Glacier Hazards and Glacial Outburst Floods|url=http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Rainier/Glaciers/description_rainier_glaciers.html|accessdate= 2007-11-19|publisher=USGS]
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The Puyallup Glacier is a glacier on the west flank of Mount Rainier in Washington. It covers convert|2.0|sqmi|km2|1 and contains 10.2 billion ft³ (289 million m³) of ice. Sharing the same source of ice as the northern South Mowich Glacier, the Puyallup Glacier begins as a branch off the ice stream that flow out of the Sunset Amphitheater.Cite web|title=Puyallup Glacier, USGS Mount Rainier West (WA) Topo Map|work=USGS Quad maps|url=http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=46.84873&lon=-121.82084&datum=nad27&zoom=8|publisher=TopoQuest.com|accessdate=2008-05-17] From the split at around Convert|8500|ft|m|-2, the glacier expands into a broad sheet of ice ranging from Convert|8400|ft|m|-2 to Convert|7400|ft|m|-2 in elevation. Leaving the large expanse of ice, the glacier flows down a small valley, it narrows significantly as it turns northwestward. From there on, the glacier is dirty and ends on steep, uneven terrain at about Convert|6000|ft|m|-2|abbr=on|abbr=on|abbr=on|abbr=on. The glacier gives rise to the Puyallup River.

ee also

*List of glaciers


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