Nigardsbreen

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View of the Nigardsbreen, an arm of the Jostedal Glacier located in Sogn og Fjordane county
Nygaard glacier, Justedal.

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View of the Nigardsbreen, an offshoot of the Jostedal Glacier located in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is described as follows by the author:

Pines are sparingly interspersed amongst the roches moutonnées[1] but cease as we open the lateral valley, almost entirely filled by the magnificent glacier of Nygaard, down which a cold wind continually blows from the immense mass of ice and snow which it discloses.

The Nygaard Glacier, which is of great length, descends the valley just mentioned by angular zigzags, resembling a carefully constructed but gigantic highway, embanked at the turnings by its own moraines, and there are three such turnings quite distinct, as seen in the sketch, Plate VIII. The whole is on a grand scale, and the slope, except beyond the highest turning, appears tolerably equable, and the glacier is most likely practicable throughout the greater part of its length. It is in all probability the most regularly developed glacier in Norway.

  1. ^ Elongate knolls of bedrock created by the passing of a glacier.
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