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July 15th 2011

Ashes and ice

A few google map views of Icelandic glaciers. Volcanic eruptions deposit layers of ashes between snow and ice layers. The layers get deformed and eroded near the border of the glacier and give rise to these amazing patterns. The pictures below show the edges of Vatnajokull (say "tl" for "ll"), the largest icelandic ice cap, that happens to be downwind of most active volcanos. Explore for yourself on Google Maps!

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Glaciers in Greenland, where there is no active volcano, do not display the same patterns.

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