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Brooks Glacier

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Brooks Glacier
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Location Alaska (USA)
Mountain Alaskan chain
Type Valley Glacier
Length 13 km
Exposure North
Height range 3200 m 1650 m
Wide ⌀ 1,2 km
Coordinates 63° 9′ N, 150° 36′ WCoordinates 63° 9′ N, 150° 36′ W
Brooks-Gletscher (Alaska)
Brooks-Gletscher

Drainage Muldrow Glacier → McKinley River

Brooks Glacier is a 13 km long valley glacier and right tributary glacier of Muldrow Glacier on the northwestern flank of the Alaska Range in Alaska, USA. The glacier was named after Alfred Hulse Brooks (1871-1924), chief geologist for Alaska at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 1903-1924.[1]

Geography

The glacier is located in Denali National Park 25 km east-northeast of Denali. The nourishing area of Brooks Glacier is on the eastern flank of Mount Silverthrone. Flanking the glacier are Mount Brooks, East Pyramid Peak, Central Pyramid Peak, West Pyramid Peak, Mount Silverthrone, Mount Deception and Mount Mather.

Web links

  • Brooks Glacier in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey

Individual references

  1. Brooks Glacier in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey