"Limestone glaciers" on Pacific island
The Madre de Dios Archipelago is one of the most humid and remote places in southern South America. A unique morphology was formed by extremely high rainfall and strong winds. Rapid carbonate solution prevents soil formation on these wind-exposed limestone rocks and vegetation is restricted to sheltered places. The vegetation-free carbonate rocks remind on glaciated areas from a distance.
Taken on 22
Submitted on 22 January 2020
Credit: Christoph Mayr (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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