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Glacier - East Greenland


Looking down on a glacier from the aircraft. The brown colour is due to rock dust that has melted out during the warmer days, this picture was taken in August. The broken surface is due to the glacier flowing over bumps and hollows in the underlying rock and also where it is squeezed through a gap or spreads itself out when it has more space to do so.

Note also the blue-green coloured pools of standing water.

Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009. Pentax digital equipment.

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