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Soot on Esetuk Glacier
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Soot accumulates on the surface of Esetuk Glacier and coalesces in small surface streams, where it gradually gets washed away or permanently frozen in the ice.  The soot falls from the sky, and comes from forest fires and industrial pollution.

Copyright: Matt Nolan
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Uploaded: 20/10/2010
Updated: 27/08/2014
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Tags: esetuk glacier; esetuk; glacier; ice; arctic; matt nolan; matt nolan 2010; 2010
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