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Palmer Glacier

Palmer was a small glacier on the south face of Mt. Hood where it flowed over debris flows from the last major eruption of Mt. Hood ~1500 years ago. It likely began as a snowfield that thickened into a glacier. In 1981, the U.S.G.S. determined it reached over 200 feet thick. By the mid 1980s, evidence for ice flow was absent, meaning the glacier died in the 1980s. 


Latitude: 43.349

Longitude: -121.707

Aspect: 187.5

Head (m asl) 1950s: 2800

Terminus (m asl) 1950s: 2310

Area (km^2) 1950s: 1.125

Head (ft, m asl) 2020s: -

Terminus (ft, m asl) 2020s: -

Area (acres, km^2) 2020s: 0

Status: gone

Last observation: 2021

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