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The face of Hubbard Glacier | by Alan Vernon.
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The face of Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is a tidewater glacier meaning that it is a glacier which flows in to the sea. Hubbard glacier flows in to disenchantment bay Alaska. This glacier is one of the few glaciers in the world which is growing. It has been thickening and advancing since scientists first measured it in 1895. The Glacial face is about 300 feet high. If the glacier advances much more it will block off the seaward entrance to Russell fjord, create the largest glacier-dammed lake in North America, and put the 600 inhabitants of Yukatat in danger from the resultant flooding, and loss of fishing.

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Taken on August 18, 2008