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Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay National Monument 1941
Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay National Monument 1941
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Title: Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay National Monument 1941

Description: This August 1941 photograph is of Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska. It shows the lower reaches of Muir Glacier, then a large, tidewater calving valley glacier and its tributary, Riggs Glacier. For nearly two centuries before 1941, Muir Glacier had been retreating. In places, a thickness of more than two-thirds of a mile of ice had been lost.

Location: AK, USA

Date Taken: Aug 1 1941

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Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.

Photo courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Archive

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Type: JPEG image - 3.44 MB

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