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Vanj Valley | Medvezhiy Glacier
WI_tj628.jpg Vanj Valley  |  Surging tongue of Medvezhiy Glacier Thumbnails Vanj Valley  |  Surging tongue of Medvezhiy Glacier

Medvezhiy ("Bear") Glacier is characterized by surges occurring from time to time. The photo shows the glacier in the stage of such a surge, blocking a lateral valley. This situation may lead to the development of a lake and the associated hazard of sudden drainage.

Created
Saturday 30 July 2011 by Martin Mergili (537 visits)
Region
Asia / Tajikistan