Story: Glaciers and glaciation

Crevasse, Linda Glacier

Crevasse, Linda Glacier

This view along a deep crevasse on the Linda Glacier in the Mt Cook region looks dramatic, but it narrows in the distance to a metre or less, where it can be crossed without difficulty. The horizontal layers of snow mark different degrees of compaction caused by sun and wind.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Glaciers in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10731/crevasse-linda-glacier (accessed 27 April 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007