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Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

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Glacial ice and volcanic sediment form contrasting patterns along the southwestern rim of Vatnajökull
 

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August 5 · Issue #686 · View online
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Glacial ice and volcanic sediment form contrasting patterns along the southwestern rim of Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland. Vatnajökull is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, covering an area of 3,100 square miles (7,900 square km) — roughly 8% of the country’s total landmass. Underneath it are several volcanoes, many of which continue to erupt and can burst weakened ice, leading to glacial lake outburst floods and landslides.
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Source imagery: Maxar Technologies

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