Oksfordjokelen, Norway, northern Outlet Glaciers

Figure 1: Outlet glaciers flowing from the northern rim of the Øksfjordjøkelen plateau, Finnmark, North Norway. The photograph was taken from the edge of the plateau (at about 800m asl) that can be traced across the top of the image. The highest point of the plateau ice is off to the left at about 1200m asl. The glaciers descend to the valley and form lateral moraines in their lower sections. An engraving done about 1850 by the Scottish scientist James D Forbes shows ice in very similar positions suggesting glacier ice was channelled between the rock ridges and did not over-ride them even 150 years ago.

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