Alaska's Radiant Mendenhall Ice Caves In Glaciers

Alaska's Radiant Mendenhall Ice Caves In Glaciers

The Mendenhall Ice Caves near Juneau, Alaska sat inside a 12-mile long glacier. The water melted from the glacier carves caves into this natural landscape, a popular spot for tourists. Ironically, the warmer temperatures that caused these beautiful caves are also what destroyed them.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    This is the inside of a glacier ice cave in Alaska: (0:15)

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    Melt water is what carves the caves in the Mendenhall Glacier. (1:03)

  • 3

    Massive holes in glaciers are called moulins. (1:36)

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