Glacier Ice Features

blue water pond on top of glacial ice with mountain in background
A supraglacial lake in Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska. Water on glacier iceappears blue due to Rayleigh Scattering, the same phenomenon that makes the sky appear blue.

NPS Photo.

Active glaciers often have distinct features that are associated with the flowing, melting ice. You can see many of these features in parks with glaciers. Look for:
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    Last updated: February 5, 2021