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.