Friday, July 30, 2010

Foto Fun Friday - July 30th, 2010

Named after Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, this glacier is a site to see! I enjoyed the adventure of landing in a helicopter on it and exploring.

What STATE does this Glacier live in and what's it's name? Hints above!

Why is the ice blue?
Glacial ice appears blue because it absorbs all colors of the visible light spectrum except blue, which it transmits. The transmission of this blue wavelength gives glacial ice its blue appearance. Glacier ice may also appear white because some ice is highly fractured with air pockets an indiscriminately scatters the visible light spectrum.

Foto Fun Friday - July 30th, 2010
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2 comments:

BigAppleNosh said...

Hmmm. Alaska? And...the Mendenhall Glacier? Just guessing :)

Travelers Barista said...

BigAppleNosh Mendenhall glacier in Juneau Alaska is correct! Thanks for the comment!

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