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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02731

This view from the SE shows the extensive glacial cover on Mount Baker in 1972. Twelve glaciers cover the volcano with 114 km2 of ice, which is the largest glacial icecap of any Cascade volcano, including Mount Rainier. Part of Sherman Crater, the historically active vent, is lit by the sun just below the summit, to the right of Sherman Peak. The eroded Black Buttes volcano is in the background. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1972 (Smithsonian Institution).

This view from the SE shows the extensive glacial cover on Mount Baker in 1972. Twelve glaciers cover the volcano with 114 km2 of ice, which is the largest glacial icecap of any Cascade volcano, including Mount Rainier. Part of Sherman Crater, the historically active vent, is lit by the sun just below the summit, to the right of Sherman Peak. The eroded Black Buttes volcano is in the background.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1972 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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