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Svínafellsjökull with landslide deposit
WI_is098.jpg Svínafell | Warning signThumbnailsSvínafellsjökull | Glacier terminus

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.

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Sunday 1 September 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (763 visits)