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Clouds Make the Sunset

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Vacnouver’s sunset on Friday did a beautiful job of highlighting mountains rounded by glaciers 15,000 years ago.

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U-shaped Hanging Valley near Spiez, Switzerland

A U-shaped hanging valley photographed on the train between Spiez and Interlaken, Switzerland. This is the classic shape of a glacier-cut valley (as opposed to V-shaped valleys, cut by rivers, or Y-shaped, cut by rivers, uplifted, and cut again). The … Continue reading

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Icefields Parkway, Alberta

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint The Crowfoot Glacier has retreated, losing one lobe since being named, thus decreasing its resemblance to a Crow’s Foot. Meltwater from the glacier supplies the Bow … Continue reading

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Cathedral Mountain, British Columbia

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. A small glacier on Cathedral Mountain produces pools of water on its surface, resulting in jökulhlaups (glacial outburst floods) of 10,000 to 24,000 cubic meters of water mobilizing debris … Continue reading

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Glaciers & Volcanism

One of my favourite stops on the first-year disasters field trip is near Whistler, where columnar basalts curve to a central point. Since columnar basalts crack into pentagons perpendicular to the lava’s cooling surface, the standing theory is that this … Continue reading

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