Iceland 2013 Day 9
Mar 4, 2014Public
Photo: Monday afternoon, May 13, 2013, continuation of Day 8: We return to Iceland from Heimaey, passing over a man-made harbor on the southern coast.
Photo: The southern coast highway passes over a stream carrying silt from the interior glaciers.
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Photo: We see many braided streams.
Photo: Farmland near the coast.
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Photo: Aerial view of the cliffs of the former coastline of southern Iceland.
Photo: Seljalandsfoss waterfall is to the right. This is the waterfall we walked behind on Day 5.
Photo: Closer aerial view of Seljalandsfoss.
Photo: Farmstead in the shadow of a glacier.
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Photo: A braided river is one that has a channel that consists of a network of small channels separated by small and often temporary islands called braid bars.
Photo: Braided streams occur in rivers with high slope and/or large sediment load. This stream carries high sediment due glacial erosion.
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Photo: Aerial view of glacier snout (center) extending from the Myrdalsjokull ice cap.
Photo: We visited the terminus of this glacial snout on Day 5.
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Photo: Aerial view of glacier snout, which we visited on Day 5.