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Plaine Morte Glacier, Switzerland July 2017 Bare of Snow

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Landsat images from 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Sentinel Image from 2017 indicating lack of snowpack on Plaine Morte Glacier (PM).  Nearby Wildstrubel Glacier (W) terminus has separated since 2005. Glacier de la Plaine Morte  (Plaine Morte: PM) is in the Swiss Alps just north of Crans Montana.  The Crans Montana resort has a lift that ends just above the glacier, and a ski loop traverses the middle of the glacier (see map below).  The glacier has a limited elevation…