Welcome to Icylands at the University of Washington

Antarctica image 1

Taylor Glacier entering the lower end of Beacon Valley, Antarctica. As the East Antarctic Ice Sheet waxes and wanes, the Taylor Glacier advances and recedes into Beacon Valley. The moraines in Beacon Valley are an indictor of the Ice Sheet dynamics.

Full-size image (2048 x 1536, 367K)

Icylands Updates

Dry Valley sections are being updated and expanded.