Thursday, July 28, 2005

WorldWind: Aletsch Glacier

An amazing satellite image of Aletsch Glacier from WorldWind: Aletsch is the largest glacier in the Alps. It emerges from a giant snow bowl called Konkordiaplatz where three ice streams meet. This bowl is surrounded by the Bernese Oberland's highest mountains: Eiger, Jungfrau, Mönch.

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are visible in the background. The Aare river emerges from Lake Thun and from which it makes its way to Bern. The city itself is just clipped off the top of the image.

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