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Villard Glacier

Villard is a small, very steep glacier on the north side of North Sister. It is so steep that the glacier does not deposit a moraine at its terminus. Its annual layers are well exposed and more than 50 years of ice accumulation are in this very small glacier; that is the oldest ice predates the Clean Air Act, which should regulate carbon emissions that are driving glacier retreat and disappearance.


Latitude: 44.170

Longitude: -121.770

Aspect: 43.7

Head (m asl) 1950s: 2950

Terminus (m asl) 1950s: 2560

Area (km^2) 1950s: 0.051

Head (m asl) 2020s: 2920

Terminus (m asl) 2020s: 2754

Area (km^2) 2020s: 0.017

Status: active

Last observation: 2021

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