Meltwater lake on medial moraine
Below the confluence of Finsteaar- und Lauteraargletscher a perticularly beautiful meltwater lake had formed by summer 2004. However, by September 2005 it had drained through an englacial tunnel.
Aerial photo, looking upglacier; the lake is below the centre.
Aerial photo taken from the south. Another, smaller lake can be seen at lower left.
Left: on the edge of the lake in 2004; right: after draining, note funnel-like entrance of tunnel (Sept. 2005).
Detail of lake margin.
|Photos Jürg Alean|