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26 October 2014

Vestisen Glacier Retreat, Norway

Vestisen Glacier is the second largest glacier of the Oksindan Icecap flows west. The glacier drains west into the Rossaga River, which has a Statkraft Hydropower plant, though upstream of the glacier inflow. Here we examine Landsat imagery from 1992-2014 to observe recent changes. Vestisen Mapcarta view In 1994 the glacier terminus is at the red arrow. The areal extent of snowcover is more than 50% of the glacier area, …