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Carter Glaciers
Map showing the location of Carter Glaciers
Map showing the location of Carter Glaciers
Carter Glaciers
Location in Montana
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 48°53′09″N 114°02′29″W / 48.88583°N 114.04139°W / 48.88583; -114.04139
Area Total of 50 acres (20 ha) in 2005 counting separate ice bodies
Length .30 mi (0.48 km)
Terminus Moraine and talus
Status Retreating

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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