What a fascinating topic. I’ve always wanted to visit a glacier but haven’t yet. I know time is running out for the closest ones, but I’m inclined to avoid that kind of long-distance sight-seeing travel (especially by air) precisely because of climate change. So this segment is next-best, I guess. On the general production values re the labels, I LOVED that the “calve” label fell into the sea along with the ice!
- Glaciers cover 10% of land area?!? Most of it must be at the poles?
- Wonderful terms: firn, sintering (knew that one from the fantastic “What I Learned in Avalanche School” essay, highly recommend if you haven’t read it), ablation zone, ogives, aretes
- Even snow is heavy! The transition from snow to firn to glacier ice was especially well-explained.
- I had never thought about why the Matterhorn is that shape. More new ways to see the landscape!
- I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of moraines, or that they are a dynamic part of glaciers - the laterals getting squeezed into medial moraines is especially cool.