In order to tap into a variety of learning styles the glacier information is organized into a slide lecture including not only photographs, but maps, graphs, and scientific illustrations. The last few slides are of the Peter's Glacier, used in the next exercise to teach map skills and to calculate its flow rate during the 1986-87 surging episode.
This activity is presented with special thanks to Dennis Trabant from the USGS Water Resources Division and Keith Echelmeyer from the UAF Geophysical Institute for providing slides, aerials photos, and lots of ideas and information.
The Peter's Glacier is a good example of a mountain glacier located in Denali National Park in interior Alaska.
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