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September 14, 2017

Sulztalferner Retreat, Austria Bedrock Expansion Mid-Glacier

Sulztalferner in Landsat images from 1990 and 2017.  Red arrow is the 1990 terminus, yellow arrow the 2017 terminus, purple dots the snowline and the green arrow an area of emergent bedrock amidst the glacier.  Sulztalferner is a glacier in the Subaier Alps of Austria. The glacier begins at 3200 m below Daunkogel Peak and descends north from the peak.  Schlicker (2006) identified that between 1969 and 2003, 14 of the 88 …


September 12, 2017

Bachfallenferner, Austria: 2017 Illustrates Why Glacier is Forecast to Not Survive

Comparison of Bachfallenferner (B) in Landsat images from 1990 and 2017.  The red arrow indicates the 1990 terminus position and yellow dots the 2017 terminus.  Note there is no retained snowcover in 2017 and a new lake has formed due to retreat. Other glaciers that lost all snowcover in 2017  L=Lisenser, A=Alpeiner and S=Sauischbachferner Bachfallenferner is in the Stubaier Alpen, Austria.  The glacier terminus fluctuations are examined annually and reported …


May 4, 2017

Schlatenkees Accelerating Retreat, Austria 1988-2016

Schlatenkees comparison in 1999 and 2016 Landsat images.  Red arrow is the 1988 terminus position, yellow arrow is the 2016 terminus location, purple dots indicate the snowline.  Schlatenkess (Glacier) is in the Venediger Alps draining into the Innergschlöss a tributary of the Isel River. The glacier is part of the network of glaciers examined by the Austrian Alpine Club annual glacier terminus survey supervised by Andrea Fisher.  Schlaten Glacier was …