Schoolroom Glacier

Schoolroom Glacier is a small glacier in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[2] This Teton Range glacier lies adjacent to the south Cascade Canyon trail at an altitude of 10,400 ft (3,200 m), approximately 12 mi (19 km) from the trailhead at Jenny Lake. The glacier has many of the classic textbook details of a glacier, namely, well defined terminal and lateral moraines, crevasses, a proglacial lake (or tarn[3]) and related features which led to the naming schoolroom.[4]

Schoolroom Glacier
Schoolroom Glacier from Hurricane Pass.jpg
Schoolroom Glacier at right from Hurricane Pass. Below the glacier is a proglacial lake impounded by lateral and terminal moraines left behind by the retreat of the glacier
Map showing the location of Schoolroom Glacier
Map showing the location of Schoolroom Glacier
Schoolroom Glacier
TypeMountain/Hanging glacier
Coordinates43°43′33″N 110°50′56″W / 43.72583°N 110.84889°W / 43.72583; -110.84889Coordinates: 43°43′33″N 110°50′56″W / 43.72583°N 110.84889°W / 43.72583; -110.84889[1]
Area2 acres (0.0081 km2)
Length325 ft (100 m)
TerminusMoraine/Talus slope
StatusRetreating

As is true for a vast majority of glaciers worldwide, Schoolroom Glacier has been in a state of retreat for many decades, and if current climatic conditions persist, the glacier is anticipated to disappear by the year 2030, if not sooner.

Schoolroom Glacier

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schoolroom Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Grand Teton, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Russell Losco (April 16, 2013). "Tarn and Moraine of Schoolroom Glacier". Earth Science Picture of the Day. University Space Research Association. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Cody Cottier (September 5, 2018). "Melting ice: a Schoolroom lesson - Park enlists citizens to track the changes in Teton glaciers". Jackson Hole News and Guide. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

External linksEdit