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Credit: S. Fyke

The rugged New Zealand Southern Alps lie on the Alpine Fault, between the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates. During the austral summer months, low stratospheric ozone levels result in vivid colors as a result of high levels of incoming ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreen is mandatory.

UVic / SEOS / Climate Group / About Front Page Picture / New Zealand Glacier Last updated: Friday, 01-Feb-2008 16:07:32 PST
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