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Franz Josef Glacier
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Location: Westland/Tai Poutini NP. Fully exposed to the cool and humid air brought by the prevailing westerly winds, the accumulation areas of the glaciers west of the divide receive a huge amount of snowfall. This results in low equilibrium lines and glacier tongues terminating close to the sea level, here disappearing under a dense layer of clouds.

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Sunday 8 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | South Island (1249 visits)