In 2000, seventy-five years after the founding of Glacier Bay National Monument, the United States Supreme Court authorized the State of Alaska to begin legal proceedings related to the ownership of ‘certain marine submerged lands in southeast Alaska’ including the submerged lands contained within what is now Glacier Bay National Park. This narrative presents a summary of how glacier science (glacial geology and glaciology) became an integral part of the argument prepared and presented by the United States Government in response to the State of Alaska's Complaint.

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