Friday, 11 March 2016

Elephant Foot Glacier Greenland

 INTRODUCTION:The Elephant Foot Glacier in northeastern Greenland, looks like a bowl of batter that has been poured over a pan.
 GET IN: The sheer pressure of the zillion-ton ice has broken through the mountain and spilled into the sea in a near symmetric, fan-shaped lobe.
 Such glaciers are known as piedmont glaciers, and the Elephant Foot Glacier is a perfect example of it. Its shape is so distinct that it stands out dramatically from its surroundings when viewed from high above.


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