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June 20, 2022

Heat Wave Leads to Rapid Glacier Snowcover Loss in Alps

Grande Murailles Glacier, Italy (GM) in June Sentinel images. The yellow line is the glacier margin, the expansion of bare glacier ice from 1-3% of the glacier on June 10 to 20% of the glacier by June 18 is evident. The snowline is ~3200 m. The heat wave during the last week that has impacted western Europe and the Alps has led to a predictable impact on glaciers (WMO, June …