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8 June 2017

Sabbione Glacier, Italy Retreat & Fragmentation

Sabbione Glacier in 1999, 2001 and 2016 Landsat images.  Red arrow is 1999 terminus location, red arrow the 2016 terminus location and the purple area new rock outcrops emerging in the midst of the glacier. Sabbione Glacier is on the Swiss-Itlaian border.  The glacier drains into Lago Sabbione an artificial lake that in turn drains into Lago Morasco, which is a 29MW hydropower facility. The lake also has good fishing. This …

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3 September 2012

Sabbione Glacier Retreat, Italy

Italy’s mountains have been experiencing a warm summer, rivaling their warmest summer in the last couple of centuries, 2003. The impact on the glaciers will be considerable melting. Here we look at the retreat of the Sabbione Glacier. The glacier drains into Lago Sabbione an artificial lake that in turn drains into Lago Morasco, which is a 29MW hydropower facility. The lake also has good fishing. This glacier in 1988 …

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