Mount Rainier, A World’s Most Prodigious Water Making Machine

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Mt. Rainier holds one of the world’s highest records for snowfall. High amount of precipitation maintains Mt. Rainier’s (and its neighbor’s) glacier systems relatively stable. Carbon Glacier has retreated less than 0.6 miles in roughly the last 150 years. Its immense size and isolated location on Mt. Rainier’s steep north face aid in Carbon Glacier’s sustainability. It is the largest glacier by volume in the contiguous United States.

Interesting read on Mount Rainier:

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Rainier/Publications/OFR92-474/OFR92-474.html

http://www.glaciers.pdx.edu/Projects/LearnAboutGlaciers/MRNP/Basics00.html

http://www.glaciers.pdx.edu/Projects/LearnAboutGlaciers/MRNP/Atlas10.html

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