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Briksdalsbreen glacier

Finally, the goal is achieved - we reached glacier lake.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

Briksdalsbreen glacier (Briksdalsbreen) is one of the languages of the giant Jostedalsbreen glacier (Jostedalsbreen), the largest in continental Europe, its area is 487 square kilometers, the thickness of ice reaches 600 meters. He has a bag about 50 glaciers, one of which we see. The highest point of the glacier is Lodalskåpa peak height of 2083 meters. In 1991, Jostedalsbreen was included in the homonymous national Park.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

to get to the glacier without special equipment it is hardly possible, so look at the blue ice from a distance.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

the Age of these ice masses over millennia.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

Blue ice has a physical nature - the worst frozen water absorbs the blue rays of the solar spectrum. Snow, apparently, also consists of ice crystals, however, due to their large size all waves of the visible spectrum are absorbed equally because we see snow white.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

Ice-man also has a white color due to the multitude of air bubbles in the mass. These bubbles scatter and reflect part of the incoming light. Such ice has low strength, but under the pressure of fresh layers of snow and young ice, bubbles of air are forced to the surface, because ice has an amorphous structure (fluidity - in fact it is very, very viscous liquid). The older the ice, the less air in it, and the juicier it blue.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

a Lake formed by the melting of ice, lies at an altitude of 347 metres, so this tongue of the glacier is considered one of the most affordable.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

sorry, the glaciers are receding every year. A couple of years ago it was down to the water.

Briksdalsbreen glatcier

Now at the bottom were only single piece of relatively young ice, hidden from the sun by cliffs.

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