Flett Glacier

Flett Glacier

Infobox_Glacier | glacier_name = Flett Glacier


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type = Mountain glacier
location = Mount Rainier, Washington, U.S.
coordinates = coord|46|54|19|N|121|48|28|W|type:glacier [Google Earth images.]
area = convert|0.1|sqmi|km2|1, 1983Cite web|title= DESCRIPTION: Mount Rainier Glaciers and Glaciations - Mount Rainier Glacier Hazards and Glacial Outburst Floods|url=http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Rainier/Glaciers/description_rainier_glaciers.html|accessdate= 2007-11-19|publisher=USGS]
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The Flett Glacier is actually two glaciers on the northwestern flank of Mount Rainier in Washington. It covers an area of convert|0.1|sqmi|km2|1 and contains 100 million ft³ (2.8 million m³) of ice. The glaciers actually lies on a subsidiary peak of Rainier, the Convert|8364|ft|m|0 Observation Rock. There are two sections of glacial ice, an eastern lobe at about Convert|7600|ft|m|-2 to Convert|7300|ft|m|-2 in elevation, a smaller western lobe at about Convert|7200|ft|m|-2|abbr=on|abbr=on|abbr=on|abbr=on in elevation. [Cite web|title=USGS Mowich Lake (WA) Topo Map|work=USGS Quad maps|url=http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=46.90303&lon=-121.80633&datum=nad27&zoom=4|publisher=TopoQuest.com|accessdate=2008-05-17] Meltwater from the glacier flows into the Puyallup River.

ee also

*List of glaciers

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