Gorner glacier

Gorner glacier

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Credit: BERNHARD EDMAIER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gorner glacier, Switzerland. Aerial photograph of the Gorner Glacier in the Valais region of Switzerland. The heat of the day melts the glacier surface to form lakes of water (left) that cut deep channels into the glacier. During the night, the lakes freeze over. The Gorner glacier is 12 kilometres long.

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Keywords: climatological, climatology, environment, europe, european, geographical, geography, glaciation, glacier, glacier lake, gorner glacier, ice, lake, melt water, melting, switzerland, thawing, valais region, water

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