Protective cover on glacier

Protective cover on glacier

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Credit: DR JUERG ALEAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Protective cover used to reduce ablation (ice melting) on a small section of the Rhone glacier in the central Swiss Alps. The cover helps to maintain an artificial ice tunnel used by tourists to visit the interior of the glacier. A newly formed proglacial lake is at top left.

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