Chapman Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChapman Peak
Chapman Peak from Summit Lake in July 2011
|Elevation||9,411 ft (2,868 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,206 ft (672 m)|
|Parent peak||Kintla Peak|
|Listing||Mountains of Glacier National Park|
|Location||Flathead County, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.|
|Parent range||Livingston Range|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Carter, MT|
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Chapman Peak has in a subarctic climate characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −10 °F with wind chill factors below −30 °F.
Like other mountains in Glacier National Park, Chapman Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was initially uplifted beginning 170 million years ago when the Lewis Overthrust fault pushed an enormous slab of precambrian rocks 3 mi (4.8 km) thick, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 160 miles (260 km) long over younger rock of the cretaceous period.
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