Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
Buckskin Glacier is a 23 kilometre long valley glacier in the central Alaska Range. It descends from the prominent peak Moose's Tooth towards the east. Its most remarkable features are two prominent landslide deposits.
Looking down the length of Buckskin Glacier; the two most recent and prominent landslide deposits are in the centre.
The landslide deposits as seen from the east. Note the variegated moraines on the true left of Buckskin Glacier (right in the photo).
Close-up of the two landslide deposits. The tabular shape is a result of downmelting of the glacier surface around the landslide deposits.
The landslide deposits seen from the south. Note the small meltwater pond on the near edge of the landslide.
Confluence of flow units from three firn basins in the upper part of Buckskin Glacier. The landslide deposits are on the far right.
The most prominent and spectacular mountain on the boundary of Buckskin Glacier's accumulation area (lower left) is Moose's Tooth (3150m).
|All photos Jürg Alean, July 19th, 2011|