Virtual Alps - Glaciers Noir & Blanc

Photographs

Fig. 1: View over Pre de Madame Carle in July 2004. The Torrent du Glacier Noir and the Noir Bridge monitoring station can be seen in the lower right on the photo. (photo: T. Stott). Click to enlarge. Fig. 2: View over Pre de Madame Carle where Torrent du Glacier Noir and Torrent du Glacier Blanc join to floow over pro-glacial zone. Taken during a flood on 18 July 2005 (photo: T. Stott). Click to enlarge.
Fig. 3: View over Glacier Noir July 2004. This is a debris covered glacier, the snout is approximately where the torrent emerges from the moraines. Note the impressive Little Ice Age lateral moraine on the right (north) side of the valley. (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge. Fig. 4: View over Glacier Blanc showing three meltwater streams which drain to the monitoring station below. (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge.
Fig. 5: Glacier Noir bridge looking upstream: discharge gauging site, suspended sediment sampling and turbidity monitoring station (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge. Fig. 6: Glacier Blanc bridge looking upstream: discharge gauging site, suspended sediment sampling and turbidity monitoring station (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge
Fig. 7: Glacier Noir bridge looking downstream during flood on 18 July 2005 (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge. Fig. 8: Glacier Blanc and pro-glacial zone looking north-west, July 2004 (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge.
Fig. 9: Sediment laden runoff on footpath to Glacier Blanc following a thunderstorm at 4pm on 11 July 2003 (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge. Fig. 10: Road bridge monitoring station at distall end of Pre de Madame Carle pro-glcial zone looking upstream. (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge.

Fig. 11: View over Glacier Noir July 2004. A - Scree slope; B - Little Ice Age Lateral Moraine; C - south of Glacier Noir; D - Torrent du Glacier Noir; E - debris covered glacier surface; F - glacier forefield with vegetation; G - arete; H - pyramidal peak. (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge.

Fig. 12: View over Glacier Blanc July 2004. A - crevasse field with extending flow; B - area of compressive flow; C - glacier Blanc snout; D -ice cored moraine and scree slope; E - pro-glacial meltwater stream. (photo: T. Stott). Click image to enlarge.


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