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Spacecraft nadir point: 56.4° N, 138.1° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 117 nautical miles (217km)
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Image Caption: STS068-227-001 Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A. October 1994
Several alpine glaciers and Malaspina Glacier, with its lobate, concentric banks of terminal, ground, and recessional moraines, are easily discernible in this photograph. Malaspina is a classic example of a piedmont glacier that forms when valley glaciers coalesce over relatively flat land at the base of a mountain range. Immediately west of Malaspina Glacier, Agassiz Glacier curves toward Icy Bay, and to the east Hubbard Glacier flows into the northern end of Yakutat Bay. In the upper-left corner of the photograph, Logan Glacier is visible flowing westward into the Chitina River Valley. The Saint Elias Mountains north of Malaspina Glacier contain Mount Saint Elias [elevation 18 008 feet (5489 meters) above sea level] and Mount Logan [19 550 feet (5959 meters) above sea level]. The large ice field between these two peaks is Seward Glacier, which is located in the Yukon Territory of Canada.