Ice and water

Sediment-laden meltwater is a feature common to most glaciers. The fine components are of clay and silt size, and remain in suspension for considerable distances down-stream. Here dirty water emerges from the lake in front of Tasman Glacier, New Zealand through a breach in the terminal moraine. The dark object partially blocking the lake outlet is a dirty iceberg. MH

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