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September 19, 2017

Aneto Glacier, Pyrenees Area Loss & 2017 Snowcover Loss

Landsat and Sentinel 2 image from 8/24/2017 indicating the lack of retained snowcover on Aneto Glacier.  The bare glacier ice ablates faster than snow.  Aneto Glacier in the Pyrenees of Spain is listed as its largest glacier in a 1984 inventory. In 1984 the glacier had an area of 1.32 square kilometers and a length of 1.6 km (Serrat and Ventura, 2005). The glacier is located on the northeast side of …