Mendenhall glacier

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Photograph by Vivian Dullien.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Dullien_Mendenhall Hall Glacier in Winter Light.jpg

Mendenhall glacier, near Juneau, Alaska, in winter light.

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Cool! (and I mean that literally) I’ve actually been there. I was surprised to get up close and see how dirty it is, but now I realize that glaciers lug a lot of stuff around.

The ice giants are somewhere around in that shot!

Long may it grind.

“The ice was here, the ice was there, the ice was all around… “

Karen S. said:

Cool! (and I mean that literally) I’ve actually been there. I was surprised to get up close and see how dirty it is, but now I realize that glaciers lug a lot of stuff around.

Rocks and boulders that are picked up and dropped off by glaciers are known as erratics. One famous example is Plymouth Rock.

Rocks and boulders that are picked up and dropped off by glaciers are known as erratics. One famous example is Plymouth Rock.

Yes, and they can even tell where boulders originated. Glaciers have a profound effect on the landscape. I guess I should think of each glacier as Noah’s Frozen Flood.

The facility where I work has helped to deploy seismometers in Mendenhall Glacier itself.

Mendenhall Glacier, Up Close and Personal

Cheers, Dave

Hey, maybe the ark story would work as a metaphor for the Ice Ages.

Nah, the fundies will never allow Genesis to be anything but accurate history. Or there ever to have been repeated glaciations.

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