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Download high resolution version (1950x1354, 731 KB)The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains, comes from glacial meltwater from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. The freshwater stays on top of the lake and freezes, sealing in briny water below. Photograph by: Joe Mastroianni, National Science...
Download high resolution version (1950x1354, 731 KB)The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains, comes from glacial meltwater from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. The freshwater stays on top of the lake and freezes, sealing in briny water below. Photograph by: Joe Mastroianni, National Science... Enlarge
The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell (77º37´S 163º11´E) is a lake 4.5 km (3 mi) long, between Canada and Commonwealth Glaciers at the lower end of Taylor Valley in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition under Scott, 1910-13. The lake was visited by Professor T... Lake Fryxell, in the Categories: Antarctica geography stubs | Geography of Antarctica | Ross Dependency ... Transantarctic Mountains, comes from Austrias longest glacier, the Pasterze, winds its 8 km (5 mile) route at the foot of Austrias highest mountain, the Grossglockner A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. A glacier is formed by multi... glacial meltwater from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. The fresh water stays on top of the lake and freezes, sealing in briny water below.

The McMurdo Dry Valleys are three valleys in World map showing location of Antarctica A satellite composite image of Antarctica For the Kim Stanley Robinson novel see Antarctica (novel) Antarctica (from Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. It is the... Antarctica located within Categories: Antarctica geography stubs | Geography of Antarctica | Ross Dependency ... Victoria Land and near Categories: Antarctica geography stubs | Geography of Antarctica | Ross Dependency ... McMurdo Sound. The region includes Lake Vida is an ice-covered super-concentrated saltwater endorheic lake located in Victoria Valley, one of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. The lake, one of the largest in the dry valleys, remains liquid because it is seven times saltier than sea water. Researchers discovered the lake, along with... Lake Vida. Part of the Valleys has been designated an environmentally protected area in 2004. The Dry Valleys are so named because of their extremely low humidity.


Endolithic plants have been found living in the Dry Valleys, sheltered from the dry air in the (relatively) moist interior of rocks.


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McMurdo Dry Valleys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
The Dry Valleys are so named because of their extremely low humidity and their lack of snow or ice cover.
The valley floors are covered with a loose gravelly material, in which ice-wedge polygons may be observed.
Scientists consider the Dry Valleys perhaps the closest of any terrestrial environment to Mars, and thus an important source of insights into possible extraterrestrial life.
Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Patía Valley dry forests (NT0225) (742 words)
Like most of the dry valleys in the Andes, the Patía Valley is threatened by human settlement and urban sprawl.
The Patía Valley is a dry pocket surrounded by the cloud forests of the Central and Western cordilleras, and it is dissected by the Patía river, which flows from the Central massif westwards and breaks the Western cordillera to drain into the Pacific ocean.
This small, dry, interAndean valley in southwestern Colombia is the most northerly occurrence of this forest type west of the Andes in South America.
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