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North Skinner glacier

North Skinner glacier is the lower part of the glacier complex called Skinner on the north side of South Sister. At one point these three glaciers were one glacier, but by the U.S.G.S. mapping in the 1950s, Skinner had separated in to three glaciers, yet only one name was put on the map. The ice of North Skinner glacier is still active and flowing but the glacier lacks an accumulation zone and it is only a matter of time before the glacier stagnates. 


Latitude: 44.118

Longitude: -121.773

Aspect: 349.6

Head (m asl) 1950s: 2470

Terminus (m asl) 1950s: 2270

Area (km^2) 1950s: 0.070

Head (m asl) 2020s: 2370

Terminus (m asl) 2020s: 2300

Area (km^2) 2020s: 0.022

Status: active

Last observation: 2020

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