Giant glacier turned into a snow dust

06.03.2012

In Argentina, hundreds of tourists have witnessed large-scale natural action. In the National Park Los Glaciares National Park came one of the most famous South American glaciers Perito Moreno. Ice Age — 30,000 years, and its total area exceeds the area of Buenos Aires. But fortunately, has fallen into the water only a portion of ice block. Rare hit the camera lens.


To see the crash, "Moreno Scientist", that's translated from the Spanish name of the most famous Argentine glacier Perito Moreno, in the small town of El Calafate came thousands of tourists. And not only from Argentina, from all over the world. But for the safety of all, they were asked to leave the viewing platforms. Watch a rare but fascinating phenomenon had so far.

The roar of multi-ton boulders in front turning into a snow dust wafting over tens of kilometers. But the pictures have already reverberated across the globe. In the frame got in the truest sense only the tip of the iceberg. It is only over the water — 60 meters, 200 more — at the bottom, hidden surface of the lake.

Perito Moreno originated in the Andes on the border with Chile. And every year, slowly but surely moving. The glacier all the time slipping into the lake, and thus form a dam. But as soon as the water level rises, the ice walls to begin strong pressure formed arch and the wall crumbles.

Those who do not observe the glaciers for the sake of curiosity (there is such a rare profession — "glaciologist") believe that what happens every time with the Perito Moreno, leads to deep scientific conclusion.

"This glacier shows that glaciers in the world continues to exist and there is no disaster reduction, despite global warming, which for so many years says," — said the deputy head of the Department of Glaciology Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolai Osokin.

So watch this colorful show will have more than one generation. And it's not global warming, which the Argentine giants existed for 30,000 years, for which he made to the UNESCO World Heritage List, are beyond were.

Just an area that has the most beautiful Glacier Park Los Glaciares neither more nor less — 275 square miles! And it is much greater than the Argentine capital.

 

 


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