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9 March 2018

Aavatsmarkbreen, Svalbard More Calving & Less Accumulation a Deadly Recipe

Aavatsmarkbreen, Svalbard in 1987 and 2017 Landsat images. Red arrow 1987 terminus, yellow arrow 2017 terminus  and purple dots the snowline.  Aavatsmarkbreen is a tidewater glacier on the west side of Svalbard.  The glacier is the fjord just south of Kongsfjord and Kronebreen Glacier.   Nuth et al (2013) determined that the glacier area over the entire archipelago has decreased by an average of 80 km2 per year over the past 30 years, a …

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