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August 26, 2014

Hollentalferner Retreat, Bavarian Alps Germany

Hollentalferner (Glacier) is on the east flank of Zugspitze the highest mountain in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. The upper portion of the glacier is avalanche fed which flows through a minor icefall to the main terminus tongue that displays prominent annual layers.Hagg et al (2012) in a detailed examination of Bavarian Alp glaciers report on changes in the area of this glacier from 1950 to 2010. They note that …