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Monday, 27 August 2012

Peary Land glacier images


Ice Sheet edge in Peary land, north Greenland.  This might give a reasonable impression of what the ice sheet edge might have looked like in Somerset or Wiltshire during the Anglian glaciation.  This is a summer photo -- the land is snow-free for maybe 3 or 4 months in the summer.  Nevertheless, there is very thick permafrost.


A winter photo of an outlet glacier piedmont in Peary Land.  It's almost too perfect to be true!!  The ice in this glacier is very cold -- this would be classified as a "polar glacier" in which there is very little trace of meltwater action either in or beneath the glacier.

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