Abstract

Introduction

A few observations and measurements of Kennecott2 Glacier were made by the writer,3 incidental to other geological work in Alaska. The data are here presented as “scientific by-products.” The field observations were necessarily disconnected, but no apology is offered for the sketchiness of this paper, for the data may possibly be of use to others.

The Kennecott Glacier is situated in Alaska, on the south slope of the Wrangell Mountains. The town of Kennecott is near the foot of the glacier, some 200 miles from the coast by the route of the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad. (See figure 1.) It is reached from the railroad terminal and port of Cordova, which lies on the east side of Prince William Sound.

Figure 1 .—Index Map of Part of Alaska

Showing location of Wrangell Mountains and Kennecott Glacier (after U. S. Geological Survey)

Topographic Setting

The gathering grounds of Kennecott . . .

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