Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The glacier that got covered for summer

On Gemsstock near Andermatt at 3,000 metres above sea-level, a gigantic piece of fleece protects the ski ramp, which consists of ice and perpetuated snow. ETH glaciologists measure the loss of thickness (Picture: Andermatt Gotthard Sportbahnen AG).
The article accompanying this picture is from August 18, 2005. Since then, the fleece has been removed and preliminary success was declared. It's expected that next year an even larger area of the glacier will be covered. (see the article and you can view a larger picture.)

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