Debris-rich basal ice, Aktineq GlacierLocation: Southeast side of the snout of Aktineq Glacier (B17), ca. 40 km WNW of Pond Inlet, Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada; 72° 53'N, 78° 55'W
This image is similar in location and origin to image 0061. Diamicton is just beginning to melt out of the frozen basal ice at the right side of the image, taken, I believe, in 1993. At the left side of the image, the still-frozen basal ice/diamicton is overlain by and adhering to an icing (aufeis, naled), which is attached to the front of Aktineq Glacier. See also images 0138 and 0158.
Updated 04/08/2010 AW