List of fjords of the United States

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The fjords of the United States are mostly found along the glacial regions of the coasts of Alaska and Washington. These fjords — long narrow inlets in valleys carved by glacial activity — can have two or more basins separated by sills.

Most of the fjords in Washington originate off Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, while fjords in Alaska originate from numerous, more varied locations.

The fjord at Acadia National Park is known as Somes Sound and is the only fjord located on the eastern coast of the United States .

List of fjords[edit]

List of United States fjords:
Image Fjord State Co-ordinates Comments
CollegeFjord ASTER 2000-06-24 lrg.jpg College Fjord[1] Alaska 61°08′00″N 147°52′00″W / 61.13333°N 147.86667°W / 61.13333; -147.86667 (College Fjord) The image provided is infrared enhanced
Hood Canal 07771.JPG Hood Canal[2] Washington 47°48′N 122°42′W / 47.8°N 122.7°W / 47.8; -122.7 (Hood Canal)
Icybay2.jpg Icy Bay[3] Alaska 59°59′N 141°23′W / 59.99°N 141.39°W / 59.99; -141.39 (Icy Bay)
Lynn Canal-Haines Alaska.jpg Lynn Canal[4] Alaska 58°37′01″N 135°04′30″W / 58.617°N 135.075°W / 58.617; -135.075 (Lynn Canal) Lynn Canal is the deepest fjord in North America (outside Greenland)
Mifj inlet.jpg Misty Fjords[5] Alaska 55°37′18″N 130°36′26″W / 55.62167°N 130.60722°W / 55.62167; -130.60722 (Misty Fjords National Monument)
Nassau fjord at sunset.jpg Nassau Fjord[6] Alaska 60°15′46″N 148°21′25″W / 60.2628°N 148.3569°W / 60.2628; -148.3569 (Nassau Fiord)
Pugetsoundwithcities.PNG Puget Sound[7] Washington 47°36′N 122°27′W / 47.6°N 122.45°W / 47.6; -122.45 (Puget Sound) Many fjords are contained within Puget Sound
RussellFiord.jpg Russell Fjord[1] Alaska 59°51′00″N 139°30′00″W / 59.85000°N 139.50000°W / 59.85000; -139.50000 (Russell Fjord)
Whaler off of NOAA Ship John N. Cobb-Sawyer Glacier.jpg Tracy Arm[8] Alaska 57°53′53″N 133°16′37″W / 57.898°N 133.277°W / 57.898; -133.277 (Tracy Arm)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Breen, Terry (2005). Cruiser Friendly Onboard Guide to Alaska's Inside Passage. ISBN 0-9787661-0-5.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program". Retrieved 2008-09-08.
  3. ^ "Icy Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  4. ^ "Lynn Canal". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  5. ^ "Misty Fjords National Monument". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  6. ^ "Nassau Fiord". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  7. ^ "Puget Sound". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  8. ^ "Tracy Arm". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.