Glacier du Géant - Mer de Glace

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Glacier du Géant - Mer de Glace
Created On: Nov 23, 2010
Last Edited On: Dec 10, 2010

Description

This is the biggest glacier in Mont Blanc Group, and the third in the Alps.
This is a typical valley glacier.
Mer de Glace is the name given to Glacier du Géant in its lower part.


Tributary glaciers:

Glacier des Périades
Glacier de l'Envers de Blaitière
Glacier du Tacul
Glacier de Tré la Porte
Glacier de Thendia
Glacier du Nant Blanc
Glacier de Charpoua
Glacier de Talèfre
Glacier de Leschaux


Surrounding summit groups:

Aiguille verte
Triolet - Talèfre - Leschaux
Jorasses - Rochefort - Dent du Géant
Marbrée - Flambeau - Tour Ronde
Mont Blanc du Tacul
Aiguilles de Chamonix

Measurements

Surface: 40 km2
Volume: 4 000 000 000 m3
Length: 12 km
Thickness: 100m < e < 400m

Altitude: 1400m < a < 3900m

John Tyndall sketch. 1896

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