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The Frost Giants At Work in Iceland

Look at this lovely patterned ground on the path to the waterfall Glymur. Glymur was hidden behind a flood river, but the way that far was beautiful and austere.patterned

Patterned ground is created near glaciers, where ground freezes and thaws dramatically. Stripes in patterned ground are created by slopes of 2 to 7 degrees. This is ice talking under the ground. Think of it as a balance between water …

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… stone …pebbles

… and frost.

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In Iceland, life doesn’t just come from heat.