30 March 2012

Friday fold: ice in Iceland

Posted by Callan Bentley

Searching for Peter Luffi’s latest Where On Google Earth? challenge, I found myself touring Iceland last week. While I didn’t find the strange comet-shaped feature he posted, I did find this:

And zooming in a bit, to the high-contrast area in the center:

This appears to be volcanic ash layers distorted by glacial flow and then melting/sublimation/weathering/erosion/ablation of the glacier. I posted something similar as the Friday fold almost a year ago. But this one is more beautiful.

Happy Friday!

(I didn’t find the Where on Google Earth location, by the way. But Ron Schott did, and he has issued a new challenge here.)