Carter Glaciers facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCarter Glaciers
|Area||Total of 50 acres (20 ha) in 2005 counting separate ice bodies|
|Length||.30 mi (0.48 km)|
|Terminus||Moraine and talus|
The Carter Glaciers are in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The glaciers are situated along a ridge immediately to the east of the Continental Divide, mainly below an unnamed peak which rises to 9,164 feet (2,793 m). The glaciers cover an area of approximately 50 acres (0.20 km2) at an elevation between 8,500 feet (2,600 m) and 7,200 feet (2,200 m) above sea level. The Carter Glaciers consist of between three and four separate small glacial remnants (glacierets), none of which meet the threshold of 25 acres (0.10 km2) often cited as being the minimum size to qualify as an active glacier.
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