Andrew G. Fountain

Andrew G. Fountain is a professor of geology and geography at Portland State University. He has studied glaciers since 1980, when he first joined the U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma, Washington. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, he joined the USGS National Research Program in Denver before returning to the Northwest in 1993. Fountain has studied glaciers in the Arctic and is currently working in Antarctica. He has studied glacier change in the American West for the past three years.

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  • Glaciers in Oregon

    Glaciers and permanent snowfields—found in many western states, including Washington, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Nevada—are common in the high alpine environments of Oregon. There are about 463 glaciers or perennial snowfields in Oregon (35 of them named), covering an area of about 42.5 square kilometers. They can be found …

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