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October 28, 2016

Coley Glacier Retreat, James Ross Island, Antarctica

Coley Glacier terminus comparsion in Landsat images from 2000 (red arrows) and 2016 (yellow arrow)  indicating a retreat of 2 km along the western side and 1 km along the eastern side.  Purple dots indicate the transient snowline and the purple arrow an area of debris exposed with glacier thinning.  Coley Glacier is a tidewater glacier on the northeast side of James Ross Island near the tip of the Antarctic …


August 25, 2011

Nordenskjöld Coast Glacier Retreat, Antarctic Peninsula

A recent paper by Shuman et al (2011) in the Journal of Glaciology examined the thinning and retreat of glaciers feeding the area that used to contain Larsen Ice Shelf B and the southern end of Larsen Ice Shelf A. They found that the thinning of over 80 meters occurred over large areas of Hektoria, Jorum, Evans, Crane and Green Glaciers. Terminus retreat of five kilometers of the primary glaciers …