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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

How's this for a giddy glacier?




Hold onto your horses, folks -- this switchback of a glacier is really rather amazing.  Makes one almost feel giddy just looking at it.  But of course it's a bit of an optical illusion, looking up the glacier from quite low down, with a foreshortening effect......

It's Korridoren Glacier in East Greenland.  The belts of medial moraine are quite something, telling us that the ice has come from six or seven different tributary glaciers.

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