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27 August 2020

Hochstetter Ice Cap Loses All Snowcover in 2020, Franz Josef Land

Landsat images from 1999, 2015 and 2020 of Hochstetter ice Cap.  Snowcover=100% in 1999, 80% in 2015 and 0% in 2020. Hochstetter Ice Cap covers most of Hocstetter Island (Ostrov Khokhshtettera) in the the southern part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago.  Situated ~1000 km from the North Pole this area is known for its white ice caps and cold summer temperature averaging 2 C.  The lack of sea ice …

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30 January 2018

Franz Josef Islands Separate due to Glacier Retreat

Hall Island (left) and Littrow Island (right) in 2002 and 2017 Landsat images.  The islands are connected by glacier in 2002 between the black arrows.  The blue arrows indicate glacier flow.  In 2017 the glacier connection has failed and Nordenskjold Strait has formed.  Hall and Littrow Island are two islands in the southern part of Franz Josef Land, Russia that have until 2016 been connected by glacier. Sharov et al …

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