Off topic: A glacier breaking apart
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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Mar 13, 2006

Perhaps today, or tomorrow, the glacier Perito Moreno will break apart. I've been there, I think it's one of most beautiful landscapes in Argentina, the huge glacier in white and blue.

I hope this link works so you can see it.

http://www.tn.com.ar/popupclarin.asp?Id_Nota=47887

Regards
Clarisa


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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Video Mar 13, 2006

http://news.bbc.co.uk/ has a video clip of it breaking up...

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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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I was unable to access any of the links Mar 13, 2006

And I would love hearing more about it. Is this good or bad? Has it happened before? Does it happen often? Why is it breaking apart? THanks for sharing more information!

[Edited at 2006-03-13 22:34]


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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It's something nice! Mar 14, 2006

It happens every four years (but not necessarily: it broke apart two years ago)



It's a fascinating event, and attracts thousands of turists. The sound of the ice falling down is really impressive!

Here I copy an explanation of the phenomena (taken from http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/southamerica/perito.shtml)

... as the glacier advances every year, periodically the huge ice mass reaches the other side of the lake. When this happens, the natural water flow is blocked, and when the ice mass is strong enough it is able to sustain the pressure exerted by the water in the lake upstream. This has the effect that the water coming down from the Andes mountains cannot continue its flow down to the Atlantic, and instead the level of the water in the lake rises. This process continues until, the pressure of the increasing volume of water becoming too high eventually, the ice dam starts to crack, breaks into pieces and is almost entirely washed away, sending huge icebergs downstream. This process takes around 24 hours. This is a natural happening, and unique in the world
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[Edited at 2006-03-14 00:10]


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RB Translations  Identity Verified
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wish I was there to see it... Mar 14, 2006

http://www.tn.com.ar/popup.asp?Id_Nota=47887

Try this link to see a video of the glacier cracking up...


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Piotr Wargan  Identity Verified
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Our TV has shown it too... Mar 14, 2006

Beautiful and awesome at the same time it must be!

Bye,

Piotr

PS Starting to save for an air ticket

[Edited at 2006-03-14 07:56]


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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this one Mar 14, 2006

gave me the goose bumps

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5516288887186348906&q=perito%20moreno


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Really impressive! Mar 15, 2006

And yes, awesome! How big and awesome our planet is.


Thank you everyone, for all the links


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