Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Amazing Glaciers Outside Polar Regions in 2017. A glacier is a mass of ice that has formed due to accumulation of snow that is moving slowly on mountains or the Polar Regions. The glaciers are rarely found in the earth’s surface as a result they occupy roughly 10% of the land area. They are mostly found in the Polar Regions. This is because of the ice that is supposed to be formed by snow. Other than these areas, there are also other places that have glaciers. These places house some of the most awesome glaciers. Here we are going to look at some of the most amazing glaciers that are not in the Polar Regions.
List of Top 10 Amazing Glaciers Outside Polar Regions 2017
10. Fedchenko glacier
This is one of the largest glaciers in the world in 2017. It is located in the Pamir Mountains. This is in the north central province of Gorno-badakhshan in Tajikistan country. This glacier is named after a Russian explorer called Alexei Pavlovich Fedchenko. He is not the person who discovered it though. The glacier boasts since it is the longest of all glaciers extending for 77 kilometres and covering a region of 700 square kilometres. The maximum thickness of the glacier is 1000 metres which has a volume of about 144 cubic kilometres. This glacier after moving down the mountain it empties into the Balandkiik River.
9. Siachen glacier
It is found in between Pakistan and India. Its exact location is I the Karakoram Range that is in the Himalayas Mountains. This is the second longest glacier. It is 76 km long from the source. Its name means that it is a land that is full of roses. The naming is regarded with Tom Longstaff. The glacier empties its melting ice to form the source of Nubra River. This glacier has been a source of conflicts between the Pakistanis and the Indians.
8: Furtwangler Glacier
It is found near the crowning point of Mount Kilimanjaro that is in Tanzania. This glacier is identifiable since it was named after Walter Furtwangler. He alongside Siegfried König were the fourth people to ascend to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1912. Although this glacier is disappearing due to global warmth, it is still present in this day and age but it has really depleted.it is projected that in 2040 no more glacier will not be available.
This is Norwegian for Jostedal glacier. It is sited in the Sogn OG Fjordane County in west Norway country. It is the biggest glacier in the continent of Europe. This glacier covers an area of 487 square kilometres in total. It covers a length of 60 kilometres. The thickest region of this glacier is 600m. The region of Norway snows heavily and frequently and as a result the snow that forms the glacier is in constant supply. It is not maintained by the cold temperatures that are associated with mountains.
6: Fox and Franz Josef Glacier
This glacier is found in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park that is in New Zealand. It is a combination of two different glaciers. There is the Fox glacier that runs for 13 kilometres while on the other hand we have the Franz Josef glacier that runs for 12 kilometres. These two glaciers have a distance of about 20 kilometres that separates them apart. They descend to a rainforest at the bottom of the Alps.
5: Pasterze Glacier
It is located in the Glockner Group of High Tauern ranges of mountain. This is just below the Grossglockner which is the highest mountain in Norway. It runs for about 8.4 kilometres. It has attributes that it is the longest in the Eastern Alps as well as in Austria. The melted glacier acts as the source to the Möll River. The name to the glacier is significant since it means pasture. It acts as an irrigation source to both the pasture for livestock and to vegetation. It also is used as a power generating commodity as soon as it melts.
4: Perito Moreno Glacier
This is a glacier that is sited in the Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz province in Argentina. This glacier is around 30 kilometres in length and has an area of about 250 square kilometres. Unlike most retreating glaciers the Perito Moreno glacier is an expanding glacier. It was named after Francisco Moreno who was the explorer who was at the forefront to study this place and he was at the forefront to defend the place during the conflict with Chile.
3: Mingyong Glacier
This glacier is found in Yunnan Province in China country. The source of snow that feeds this glacier is from Mount Meili. This glacier is on Kawagebo which is the highest point of the mountain. The glacier finds its way down to the mountain foot and then stretches on the surface. This glacier is one of the most sacred things to the locals in the region.
2: Biafo Glacier
This is sited in the Karakoram Mountain that is in Pakistan. This is the third glacier taking size into consideration. It has a length of 67 kilometres a few behind the Siachen glacier. At the mouth of the glacier there is a snow lake that acts as one of the greatest sites that are viewed in this glacier. It is among the biggest snow lakes outside the Polar Regions.
1: Gangotri Glacier
It is found in the district of Uttarkashi in India close to the China border. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas having a volume of about 27 cubic kilometres. This glacier is around 30 kilometres in length. It empties into the Bhagirathi River. This glacier is viewed as a pilgrimage site for the Hindus.
So, these are the world’s Top 10 Amazing Glaciers Outside Polar Regions 2017. Taking all the above considerations, it is not necessarily that glaciers have to be in cold regions as long as there is constant snow supply there may exist a glacier. There are others that have not been discussed here take a point to read about them.