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The terminus region of McCall Glacier under fog (16 June 08 08:44)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The terminus of McCall Glacier is often in fog or a bit wet.  It's probably a good place for cool glacier air to mix with warmer, wetter air from the tundra and condense.

Copyright: Matt Nolan
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Taken: 16/06/2008
Uploaded: 18/03/2009
Updated: 27/08/2014
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Tags: anwr; mccall glacier; terminus; glacier; ice; fog
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