Photoglossary

Nunatak

(from the Inuit) An island of bedrock or mountain projecting above the surface of an ice sheet or highland icefield.

Isolated peaks known as Alfabet Nunatakker at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet in East Greenland, viewed from Tillit Nunatak. These nunataks represent the summits of 2000 to 3000 m-high peaks that are almost buried by ice. Photo M. J. Hambrey, 1987.

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