by Kay Helfricht, Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austrian Acadamy of Sciences (ÖAW), Innsbruck, Austria
Actually, Svartisen means black ice. However, the ice of the glacier tongue of Engabreen, an outlet glacier of Svartisen ice cap, looks pretty blue in the lights of late afternoon. If the ice is mostly free of air bubbles, the ice transmits the blue color more than the rest oft the visible spectrum of light. Thus, by having a path of approx. 3 m through the ice bodie, particularely the blue light is visible.
Taken on 14
Submitted on 29 February 2016
Credit: Kay Helfricht (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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