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Mount Drum and Bering Glacier in Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, USA

62.1N 144.6W

July 10th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

USA - June 20th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows mountains and glaciers in southern Alaska, USA. Visible near the left edge in the upper left quadrant is Mount Drum, a stratovolcano in the extreme western end of the Wrangell Mountains.

Due south of Mount Drum, offshore, is Kayak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, by the Alaska Malaspina Coastal Plain. It has a land area of 73.695 km² (28.454 sq mi) and no population.

Moving eastward along the coast from the island, one comes to the Bering Glacier, which currently terminates in Vitus Lake south of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, about 10 km (6 mi) from the Gulf of Alaska. Combined with the Bagley Icefield, where the snow that feeds the glacier accumulates, the Bering is the largest glacier in North America.

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