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11 December 2020

Blondujökull, Iceland Retreat Exposes Broad Landscape

Blöndujökull in Landsat images from 2000 and 2020 illustrating terminus position, yellow line is 2020 and red line is 2000. Blöndujökull  is an outlet glacier on the west side of Hofsjökull, Iceland. The National Land Survey of Iceland has developed a DEM application that provides a detailed view of the islands glaciers and their immediate landscape. Johannesson (1997) reported the response time for Blöndujökull  to a climate change as ~90-100 …

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26 October 2015

Blágnípujökull, Iceland Retreat 1986-2015

Blágnípujökull comparison in Landsat imagery from 1986 and 2014.  Blágnípujökull is an outlet glacier on the western side of Hofsjökull. The Iceland Glaciological Society spearheads an annual terminus monitoring program led by Oddur Sigurðsson. This data set enabled an examination of glacier response to climate change in Iceland from 1930-1995 by Tómas Jóhannesson, Icelandic Meteorological Office and Sigurðsson (1998). This illustrated that Hofsjökull glaciers retreated little from 1950 to 1990, but …

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