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29 August 2022

Edgeøya, Svalbard Ice Caps Snow Free in 2022; Fragmentation Ongoing

Langjokulen (La), Kvitisen (Kv), Bergfonna (Be) and Blaisen (Bl) ice caps on Edgeøya in Landsat images from 1990 and 2022. Two years of excepational melt where the ice caps lost all of their snow cover. Here the changes in the ice caps are reviwed at Points A-J. Edgeøya, Svalbard is ~40% ice covered had a number of ice caps some reaching tidewater and others in the interior (Dowdeswell and Bamber …

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22 December 2018

Gandbreen Retreat and Lake Expansion, Svalbard

Gandbreen in 1990 and 2018 Landsat images.  The red arrow indicates 1990 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2018 terminus location, and purple arrow a location where bedrock emerges.  Gandbreen is a western outlet of the Edgeøya Ice Cap, Svalbard.  This is a surging glacier, that has not had an observed surge.  Deltabreen a larger adjacent glacier to the south has no observed either.  Strozzi et al (2017) noted that the western outlet …

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