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Harding Icefield from Space # 10820

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Date: 2007.03.12
Vantage Point: From the Space Shuttle

Caption: The massive Harding Icefield occupies most of Kenai Fiords National Park. The lower of the two frozen lakes is called Tustumena Lake and if you look right from its right end you can clearly see a valley in which the Tustumena Glacier flows from the Icefield. Going right to the top of the glacier, you can see a long ridge on its upper side. Look down from the left end of that ridge and you can see two peaks there with a space between them, then directly below them (directly below the space) you can see a peak, and that is Truuli Peak, the highest mountain in the area. Almost all of the other peaks visible are unnamed. Skilak Lake is the upper frozen lake and the Skilak Glacier feeds it. The long fiord just right of middle is McCarty Fiord with McCarty Glacier feeding into it.

PhotoDescr: The preferred citation for the image is: Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth" but it was too long to fit in the photo credits section. This picture is clearly taken from space over the ocean, but I had to put the vantage lat/lon at the southern tip of Kenai Fiords National Park, as otherwise a region error would have been triggered.

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