Glaciers of the World

Ice and water

Streams emanating from cold glaciers do so only from the glacier surface. The water is generally clean. This view shows the start of Onyx River, that drains into an inland lake. Supraglacial meltstreams run off the surface of Wright Lower Glacier, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, in the background, and cut through a pile of wind- blown and fluvial sands, before spreading out in braided fashion. MH

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