Temporary pond within ice fall of Fox Glacier
This image shows a temporary pond filled up by meltwater on the surface of Fox Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zeald. The pond is located within a heavily crevassed area wthin the lower ice fall of the glacier. Due to the fast movement and the rough surface there is no established supraglacial or englacial meltwater system in this section of the glacier, and temporary ponds form and subsequently drain during short periods of several weeks to few months.
Stefan Winkler (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)