Friday Field Foto #116: Glacial outwash braidplain delta
This week’s Friday Field Foto is from a trip I took to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in June 2009.
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There are virtually no roads on this group of islands, which means you need to hop on a small plane to get to other areas. This is a dream come true for those fascinated by this landscape. The photo above shows a beautiful braidplain delta building out into a fjord. Note how wave action has sculpted the tip of the delta. Also note the accumulation of sea ice to the left.