Melt water lake on 79°N Glacier in Greenland
by Ole Zeising, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven, Germany
Melt water lakes are an impressive and beautiful consequence of warm summer temperatures on Greenlands glaciers. This photo of such a lake with clear blue water was taken from a helicopter on the 79°N Glacier in northeast Greenland during an expedition in July 2018. Supraglacial melt water runs along the surface slope into depressions where the water is accumulating until it refreezes or drains.
Ole Zeising (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)