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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

More glacier porn


This is another of my all-time favourites.  I's the glacier at the head of Franz Josef Fjord in East Greenland -- acknowledgment to Jerzy Strzelecki.  Click to enlarge.

This is a calving glacier at the head of a very spectacular fjord -- note the spectacular icefalls higher up the glacier.  There are three glaciers which have come together here -- there are 3 segments to the glacier, separated by medial moraines.  There has been some spectacular erosion by this glacier.  Note how steep the valley walls are -- but in the outer section of the trough, slopes are gentler  -- there is a great deal of debris on the valley sides, some of it carried by seasonal snowmelt streams flowing in steep gullies.

9 comments:

Geo Cur said...

Sorry Brian this off topic but I wouldn't want to think this disappeared . Looks like Kostas isn't the only one interested .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GxkBDJajg4

BRIAN JOHN said...

Thanks Geo -- cool! But that guy needs some more education. Mind you, can't expect your average Norwegian to be up to date with the contents of this blog......

Anonymous said...

Geo,
Liked the music! But truth is what I am interested. Aren't you?
Brian, please let us know when you block posts!
Kostas

BRIAN JOHN said...

Kostas -- I always try to put up a post of my own to notify somebody whose post I have blocked. That's the only way to do it -- I only have three options -- publish, spam or delete. I assumed that you would get a Blogger notification when I either spam or delete.... not so?

Alex Gee said...

Very funny Geo Cur. The idea that it was a giant birthday cake, or the worlds most badly constructed prison, have no less validity than the ideas put forward by GW et al.

Best skirt round the balls issue.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Kostas -- I am blocking your latest too. I'm fed up with endless repetition of your extraordinary theory, and with your failure to provide any historic or modern parallels for the processes you invoke. I told you and Geo that I was ending that string, having given you quite enough space as it was. No apologies -- I do not think the world will suffer from being deprived of your latest repetitions.

Make a blog of your own, and then you can allow or block off posts from others as you see fit.

Constantinos Ragazas said...

Brian,
The more you block the more you affirm! Why not let your viewers decide for themselves if what I argue is nonsense! History repeats itself …

Kostas

BRIAN JOHN said...

Kostas -- I suspect that most of my contributors have already made their minds up. Which is why I'm not going to allow any more pseudo-geomorphology.

Anonymous said...

Just seen the video,brilliant!!