Pasterze

Pasterze

Unless otherwise noted all photos were taken on 6th and 7th August 2009.

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Looking over the great icefall towards the tongue; aerial photo 30. August 2008; Bernhard Edmayer.
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Looking over the lower glacier tongue towards the icefall and the accumulation area beyond; aerial photo 30. August 2008; Bernhard Edmayer.
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Massive recession is evident from this view taken in 2009. Debris cover reduces ablation on the true right side of the tongue (left in the photo).
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Complex terrain in the glacier forefield. Note various moraine ridges, kettle holes and shifting sand bars. People on the glacier (below) give the scale.
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Kettle holes in the glacier forefield.
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Ablation stake on the glacier tongue.
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View cross the accumulation area from a point 3062 m.a.s.l. north of Oberwalder Hütte.
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Johannis Berg (3453m), in the accumulation area of Pasterze, seen from the East.
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A large ice block and its track below an ice cliff in the accumulation area of Pasterze.
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Firn stratification and crevasses in the southern part of the great icefall.
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Dirt cones on the tongue of Pasterze.
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Glacier table on the upper part of the glacier tongue.
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Landslide of 2007 from Mittlerer Burgstall.
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Debris of the 2007 landslide on the glacier tongue.
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Massive glacier table on the glacier tongue.
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Glacier table below Glockner Kees.
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Südliches Bockkarkees, north of Pasterze. The layering in the ice is derived from snow stratification in the accumulation zone. Aerial photo Bernhard Edmayer; 30. August 2008.
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Roches moutonnées and glacial striae in front of Südliches Bockkarkees. Grossglockner (3798m) is on the far right.
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Carbonate precipitate on a polished rock outcrop in the forefield of Südliches Bockkarkees.
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These carbonate precipitates are already getting dissolved by rainwater.
Unless otherwise noted all photos are by Jürg Alean.