University of Washington Research on Blue Glacier

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA


Blue Glacier, September 2003

Blue Glacier is a small temperate glacier in the Olympic Mountains of northwestern Washington, 55 km from the Pacific Ocean, with an altitude range of 1275 to 2350m. Icefalls separate two accumulation zones, the snowdome and the cirque, from the lower valley glacier.  There is a long history of research done on Blue glacier that largely began as part of the International Geophysical Year, 1956-1957, and has continued to the present.  The following linked pages highlight this past and current work.



Webpage last updated February 2005

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