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Augustabukta – Torellneset – Vibebukta

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Pan­ora­mas Augus­t­abuk­ta – Torell­ne­set – Vibe­buk­ta

  1. Vibe­buk­ta

Vibe­buk­ta

The last bit of land next to the big gla­cier: Vibe­buk­ta is the last part of ungla­cia­ted coast on the sou­thern side of Nord­aus­t­land. The­re is not­hing but gla­cier ice fur­ther east, the lar­ge ice cap Aus­t­fon­na with its famous, about 170 km long cal­ving cliff and meltwater­falls. The first part of Aus­t­fon­na is Brås­vell­breen, an ice stream that acce­le­ra­ted in the 1930s, but it is not visi­b­ly dif­fe­rent from the rest of Aus­t­fon­na.

This pan­ora­ma is from a small gra­vel and morai­ne pen­in­su­la which is real­ly the very eas­tern­most, last bit of land. It has been gla­cier-cove­r­ed until not too long ago, when the ice cap retrea­ted bey­ond this posi­ti­on. It is not even indi­ca­ted on the digi­tal topo­gra­phic map of the Nor­we­gi­an Polar Insti­tu­te. But it must have been the­re long enough for several polar bears to die the­re, they seem to have lik­ed the place for that pur­po­se, as the remains of several ones are the­re wit­hin a small area. The morains are fasci­na­ting, and so is obvious­ly the neigh­bou­ring ice cap.

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last modification: 2021-01-18 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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