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Image : A Glacier's Pace

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Fiamma Straneo (kneeling) and colleagues to drill through it to sample water within the fjord below.
A massive tongue of ice covers much of the fjord called "79N." The tongue extends from left to right in this picture. It has begun to split apart, forming a gap. Ice on the floor of the gap is thick enough to support researchers and equipment flown in by helicopter, yet thin enough to allow WHOI oceanographer Fiamma Straneo (kneeling) and colleagues to drill through it to sample water within the fjord below. (Photo by Nick Cobbing, © Greenpeace International)

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Last updated: December 15, 2011



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