Russel Glacier near Kangerlussuaq

 

26-30 May 2007

 

Larry Smith walks toward the Russel Glacier.

 

A lobe of the Russel Glacier where we installed an automatic camera as part of the Extreme Ice Survey

 

at center, a textbook moraine, that is, glacier-delivered, glacier-pushed and rounded stones (till)

 

river flowing along side and in places below the Russell glacier front

 

Wind-driven silt deposit at upper left, dune tussoks at middle, marsh at bottom, all bisected by a melt-fed river.

 

At this time of year, over land, snow and ice surrender to melt that exposes rock, lakes, and vegetation.

 

a massive wind-driven silt deposit

 

This is the ‘long lake’ east of Kangerlussuaq where we made our first camp.

 

 

Photos and text © Jason Box.

 

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