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28 May 2019

Sulmeneva Bay Glacier Retreat 1990-2018, Novaya Zemlya

Sulmeneva Bay Glacier in Landsat images from 1990 and 2018.  Red arrow is the 1990 terminus location, yellow arrow the 2018 terminus location and pink dots the snowline. Here we examine an unnamed glaciers, referred to here as Sulmeneva Bay Glacier, that terminated in a piedmont lobe near the northern shore of Sulmeneva Bay and just east of Lednikovoye Lake in central Novaya Zemlya. Sulmeneva Bay is on the west …

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10 October 2018

Vera Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Retreat

Vera Glacier in Landsat images from 1990 and 2018. Red arrow is the 1990 terminus and yellow arrow the 2018 terminus location.  Purple dots indicate the snowline, E indicates the eastern tributary and S the bedrock step. Vera Glacier is on the west coast of Northern Noyaya Zemlya terminating in a fjord  Carr et al (2017) examined Novaya Zemlya glacier retreat between 1973/76 and 2015, finding that between 2000 and 2013, retreat …

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5 October 2018

Inostrantseva Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Retreat Drives Separation

Inostrantseva Glacier (I) and Pavlova Glacier (P), Novaya Zemlya in 1995 and 2017 Landsat images.  Red arrow indicates the 1995 terminus, yellow arrow the 2017 terminus and purple dots the snowline.  Inostrantseva Glacier is on the west coast of Northern Noyaya Zemlya terminating in Inostrantseva Bay along with Pavlova Glacier.  Carr et al (2017) examined Novaya Zemlya glacier retreat between 1973/76 and 2015, finding that between 2000 and 2013, retreat rates …

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25 May 2017

Nizkiy Glacier Embayment Expands Island Forms, Novaya Zemlya

Nizkiy Glacier in 1990 and 2016 Landsat images.  red arrows indicate locations of the 1990 terminus and yellow arrows the 2016 terminus.  Purple arrow indicates an expanding bedrock rib amidst the glacier and purple dots indicate the snowline. Nizkiy  Glacier is on the west coast of the island reaching the Barents Sea Coast. The glaciers of northern Novaya Zemlya, Russia are truly generally out of sight out of mind. There remoteness and …

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21 February 2017

Sulmeneva Glacier Retreat from Lakes, Novaya Zemlya

Sulmeneva Glacier retreat in comparison of 1999 and 2016 Landsat images. Red arrow indicate the 1999 terminus position and yellow arrows 2016 terminus location.  Sulmeneva Bay is on the west coast of Novaya Zemlya and is the southern most extent of the continuous glaciation that extends along the northern half of the island.  Here we examine an unnamed glaciers that terminates in a piedmont lobe near the shore of Sulmeneva Bay. The …

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29 August 2016

Lednikovoye Glaciers, Novaya Zemlya 1999-2016 retreat

Comparison of glaciers terminating in Lednikovoye Lake in central Svalbard in 2000 and 2016. Red arrow is the 2000 terminus location and yellow arrows the 2016 terminus location. Lednikovoye Lake in central Novaya Zemlya has four glaciers terminating in it. Here we examine the two unnamed glaciers that discharge into the northwest portion of the lake. The glaciers are retreating like all tidewater glaciers in northern Novaya Zemlya, though they are not …

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28 April 2016

Krayniy Glacier Retreat, Novaya Zemlya

Krayniy Glacier (Ky) comparison in 1990 and 2015 Landsat images.  Red arrow is 1990 terminus and yellow arrow is the 2015 terminus.  Purple arrows indicate upglacier thinning and green arrow a location of a glacier dammed lake. Krayniy Glacier is an outlet glacier that drains the northern side of the Novaya Zemlya Ice Cap into the Barents Sea. This outlet glacier is just southwest of Tasija Glacier (T) and like that glacier …

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8 December 2015

Vilkitkogo Glacier Rapid Retreat, Novaya Zemlya 1990-2015

Figure 7.4.  Vilkitskogo South Glacier (Vs) and Vilkitskogo North Glacier (Vn) compared in 1990 and 2015 Landsat images.  Red arrows indicate 1990 terminus positions, yellow arrows 2015 terminus positions and purple arrows upglacier thinning. Vilkitskogo Glacier has two termini that were nearly joined in Vilkitsky Bay in 1990.  The glacier flows from the Northern Novaya Zemlya Ice Cap to the west coast and the Barents Sea. The glacier has been …

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28 May 2015

Retreat forms Embayment at Kropotkina Glacier in Novaya Zemlya

Kropotkina Glacier is a tidewater glacier on the southeast coast of Novaya Zemlya that drain into Vlaseva Bay.  The glaciers terminate in the Kara Sea and has been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in Novaya Zemlya LEGOS, 2006 .  The map shown below from this project indicate the lack of an embayment in 1952, red dashed line and limited retreat from 1952-1988, with 1988 being the yellow line. Carr et al (2014) identified an …

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26 May 2015

Mack and Velkena Glacier Retreat Novaya Zemlya 1988-2013

Mack and Velkena Glacier are tidewater glaciers on the northwest coast of Novaya Zemlya that drain into Legzdina Gulf.  The glaciers terminate in the Barents Sea and have been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in northern Novaya Zemlya LEGOS, 2006).  The map shown below from this project indicate the glaciers joined in 1952 and 1976 and separated by less than 1 km in 1988. Carr et al (2014) identified an …

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15 July 2013

Chernysheva Glacier Retreat, Novaya Zemlya

Chernysheva and Borozova comparison in 1990 and 2015 Landsat images. Red arrows indicates 1990 terminus and yellow arrow 2015 terminus position. Chernysheva Glacier is on the northwest coast of Novaya Zemlya. The glacier terminates in the Barents Sea and has been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in northern Novaya Zemlya (LEGOS, 2006) This glaciers retreat follows the pattern of Krivosheina, Roze and Sredniy and Taisija Glacier. In this post we …

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2 April 2013

Krivosheina Glacier Retreat, Novaya Zemlya

Krivosheina Glacier is a tidewater glacier on the northwest coast of Novaya Zemlya ending in the Barents Sea. A recent study by LEGOS (Laboratoire D’Eetudes en Geophysicque et Oceanographie Spatiales) in France highlights the changes of these glaciers from 1990-2000. They note that Krivosheina Glacier lost 3.3 square kilometers of area due to retreat in that decade. Given the recent reduction in Arctic Sea Ice in the region, these glaciers …

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18 April 2012

Nizkiy and Glazova Glacier Retreat Novaya Zemlya

The glaciers of northern Novaya Zemlya, Russia are truly generally out of sight out of mine. There remoteness and lack of importance as a water resource being the key reasons. A recent study by LEGOS (Laboratoire D’Eetudes en Geophysicque et Oceanographie Spatiales) in France highlights the changes of these glaciers from 1990-2000. It seems particularly important to pay attention to these glaciers due to the recent changes in sea ice …

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