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This is a large glacier calving event. Calving occur at the front of the glacier, probably a very wet (and likely warm based) glacier where a considerable amount of water is flowing out of the system (thus from the glacier to the sea). The amount of water is important as it can accelerate the ice flow speed on the valley floor, enabling the breaking of big ...


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The terrain in the photo is a glacier. There have been a number of incidents since early in World War 2 where aircraft have crashed into or attempted to land on glaciers in the Andes or Greenland, usually with catastrophic results. The aircraft concerned were usually large, multi-engine bombers or airliners. Occasionally there were a few survivors. With ...


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