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16 August 2020

Mendeleevbreen/Øydebreen, Svalbard Terminus Retreat and Snowline Rise

Øydebreen (O) and Mendeleevbreen (M) in 2002 and 2020 Landsat images.  Red arrow is the 1990/2002 terminus, yellow arrow the 2020 terminus and purple dots the snowline. Øydebreen and Mendeleevbreen are a pair of glaciers in Sørkapp Land, Svalbard that a share a divide. Mendeleevbreen flows north to Hornsund and Øydebreen south to Isbutka, meeting at the ice divide at 300 m.  The Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy have maintained …

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10 July 2020

Harrietbreen, Svalbard Retreats From Coast Loses Accumulation Zone

Harrietbreen (H) and Kjerulfbreen (K) in 1990 and 2020 Landsat images.  Red arrow 1990 terminus, yellow arrow 2020 terminus and purple dots the snowline.  No snow on Harrietbreen in early July 2020. Point 1 and 2 are divides between glaciers. Harrietbreen is small glacier that feeds into Trygghamna a small fjord the is part of the large Isfjorden on the east coast of Svalbard, mergin with Kjerulfbreen near the terminus.  …

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