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N 8 B 936 C 17 E Aug 14, 2012 F Aug 25, 2012
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From 30,000 feet. Another view.

Tags:   Alaska St. Elias Mountains glacier aerial Alaska Airlines Wrangel-St. Elias National Park and Preserve dr.Ozda

N 7 B 466 C 15 E Aug 14, 2012 F Aug 24, 2012
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From 30,000 feet.

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N 0 B 389 C 1 E Aug 14, 2012 F Aug 25, 2012
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Largest piedmont glacier on our planet. Shrinking fast.

Tags:   Alaska Malaspina Glacier St. Elias Mountains Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve aerial photo Alaska Airlines global warming Gulf of Alaska dr.Ozda

N 3 B 539 C 1 E Aug 14, 2012 F Aug 25, 2012
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Largest piedmont glacier on our planet. Shrinking fast.

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N 16 B 2.3K C 29 E Aug 14, 2012 F Aug 25, 2012
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Largest piedmont glacier on our planet at roughly 3,900 km2 (1,500 sq mi) or pretty much about the size of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Shrinking fast.

A crappy photo shot through the double plastic window of the jet, but an incredibly awesome sight, one we were very lucky to have taken in; this particular flight does not usually follow a path that includes the Malaspina, and also it's very rarely clear here.

I do like to know where I am at, I'd never seen this before from the ground or air, but I knew it immediately from my background in Alaska geography. The glacier was made a National Natural Landmark in 1969.

If you search "Malaspina Glacier" you will get some interesting facts and awesome photographs. You will also see how dramatically the glacier is shrinking.

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Tags:   Alaska Malaspina Glacier St. Elias Mountains Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve aerial photo Alaska Airlines global warming Gulf of Alaska dr.Ozda


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