Imagery Provides Clues to 2005 Alaskan Landslide

Image: Imagery Provides Clues to 2005 Alaskan Landslide

Detailed Description

New imagery provides evidence that meltwater played a significant role in producing the Sept. 14, 2005 massive landslide that originated from just below the summit of the 10,616 feet high Mount Steller, Alaska. The slide was one of the largest, non-earthquake generated Alaskan landslides ever observed. The imagery confirms the existence of a channel system within nearby glaciers and shows liquid water continuing to discharge from the sheared margin of the slide more than a month after the event.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2000 x 3008

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Location Taken: Mount Stellar, AK, US