François Guerraz's web Gallery

Only registered users can see and download pictures in high resolution

Home / Recent photos /

Qaanaaq freshwater supply

Qaanaaq freshwater supply.jpg Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6Icebergs and sea-ice seen from aboveThumbnailsJakobshavn glacier icebergs 6

During the long Arctic winter, the village of Qaanaaq doesn't have access to naturally occurring fresh (as in not salty) water, everything is frozen solid. They are dependent on melting ice from icebergs that ground themselves in the bay.
Although they have always done that, washing machines and running water in general, has dramatically increased demand. They have therefore completely industrialised the process (and yes it's totally reliant on fossil energies).

Creative Commons BY-NC-SAFrançois Guerraz

Tags
Banquise
Albums
Visits
2152
Rating score
no rate

0 comments