Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fryxellsee, Antarctic blue ice covering Lake Fryxell

The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains, comes from glacial melt-water from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. The freshwater stays on top of the lake and freezes, sealing in briny water below.

Français: Antarctique: La glace bleue couvrant le Lac Fryxell, dans la Chaîne Transantarctique, vient des eaux de fonte du Glacier Canada et d'autres glaciers plus petits. L'eau fraîche se trouve au sommet du lac et gèle, scellant une eau saumâtre située en-dessous.

Source Date: 10.12.2002

Source Author: Joe Mastroianni, National Science Foundation

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