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Coalman Glacier

Coalman Glacier is located just below the summit of Mt. Hood with a south aspect. It is shaded from the Sun by a the volcanic neck called Crater Rock. Given the disappearance of Palmer, the near stagnation of Zigzag and the snow-trapping characteristic of White River, Coalman Glacier's extent likely reflects the broader climate setting of Mt. Hood's south face.


Latitude: 45.373

Longitude: -121.700

Aspect: 227.9

Head (m asl) 1950s: 3400

Terminus (m asl) 1950s: 3080

Area (km^2) 1950s: 0.210

Head (m asl) 2020s: 3330

Terminus (m asl) 2020s: 3140

Area (km^2) 2020s: 0.057

Status: active

Last observation: 2021

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