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September 14, 2022

Freemanbreen, Svalbard Retreat Leads to Island Formation

Freemanbreen in 1990 and 2022 Landsat images.¬† Both are years with limited retained snowcover (S) and some area of retained firn (F). The glacier has retreated from a new island that had formed at Point D. At Point A-C glacier melt and resultant thinning has exposed and expanded bedrock areas. Freemanbreen is the primary southern outlet glacier of the icecap that dominates Barents√łya, Svlabard. Here we examine Landsat imagery from …


May 22, 2017

Besselsbreen Retreat Glacier Wide Thinning , Svalbard

Besselsbreen (B) and Augnebreen (A) comparison in a 1990 and 2016 Landsat image. Red arrows indicate terminus position in 1990, yellow arrow indicates terminus in 2016, purple arrows indicate locations of upglacier thinning from 1990 to 2016 and the yellow line indicates the width of the tongue on the eastern side of Besselsbreen to the medial moraine with Augnebreen Besselsbreen Glacier flows north to  tidewater from the Barents Icecap on Barentsoya …