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Snæfellsness Glacier Peak Ice-free

Rapid melting of Snæfellsjökull glacier has left its highest peak bare for the first time.

snaefellsjokull-from-air_psSnæfellsness glacier. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson flew over the glacier on August 26 and says he believes this is the first time that the peak, which lies at 1,446 meters, is completely ice-free, mbl.is reports.

According to Haraldur, the new development will allow scientists to explore the peak’s sedimentary strata and learn more about the glacier’s volcanic history.

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