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Stream emerging from McCall Glacier terminus
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Much of the ice melt at the surface of the glacier finds it's way to the bottom of the glacier.  Where it emerges at the terminus depends on the shape of the ice and bed below, and some randomness based on how the plumbing system gets clogged up.

Copyright: Matt nolan
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Uploaded: 02/09/2010
Updated: 27/08/2014
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Tags: mccall glacier; glacier; mccall; terminus; ice; stream; matt nolan; matt nolan 2010; 2010
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