Story: Glaciers and glaciation

Glaciers on Mt Ruapehu

Glaciers on Mt Ruapehu

The top of volcanic Ruapehu, permanently above the snowline, supports a number of small glaciers. Here they are picked out by a coating of volcanic ash that erupted from the crater in 1995.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Glaciers in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10728/glaciers-on-mt-ruapehu (accessed 24 July 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007