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THE FRESHFIELD GLACIER, CANADIAN ROCKIES Howard Palmer 1924 Paperbound Fine
By Palmer, Howard
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Washington D.C., August 2, 1924. 16 pages plus 9 pages of photos, 1 map, 1 diagram. Paperbound monograph from the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 76, Number 11. Publication 2757. Paperbound, Fine.

This is a brief study of one of the large and little known glaciers of the Canadian Alps. It is nine miles long and covers an area of about 22 square miles. The surface velocity of the ice on a line across the dissipator was found to range between 3 and nearly 5 inches per day. The glacier is retreating, the amount for the past twenty years being estimated at 925 feet. A secondary tongue advances into and retreats from a small side valley intermittently and independently of the main glacier. (Written in 1924.)


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