Sunday, March 04, 2007

Perito Moreno

This is a pic of the Perito Moreno Glaciar just outside of El Calafate, Argentina. The Glaciar pushes out steadily at something like 4000 pounds of pressure per square inch (as far as I could make out the spanish and the metric conversions...:) and eventually pushes out to separate two lakes until the pressure mounts and huge chuncks of ice calve off the glaciar to equalize the lakes again...When it gets sunny in the afternoon large chunks will fall of the face of the glaciar and create large waves all the way out to the beaches so you have to watch how close you get to the shore sometimes.

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