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Rhone glacier

Rhone glacier (Credit: M. Huss)

The Rhone glacier was the largest glacier of the European Alps during the last Ice Age (ca. 20,000 years ago). Since then, it has shrank to a typical valley glacier. The white surface at the lower right edge of the glacier corresponds to an artificial coverage with blankets to reduce glacier melt.

Credit: M. Huss

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