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Svínafellsjökull with landslide deposit
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View from Svínafellsheiði. The mass of debris on the glacier tongue represents the deposit of a landslide which occurred in 2013. However, the debris cover is very thin. Most of the superelevation is the result of decreased melting, as the debris protects the ice from solar irradiation.

Friday 30 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (986 visits)