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June 24, 2013

Glacier du Tour Retreat, France

Tour du Glacier is in the Valle de Chamonix and is one valley north of D’Argentiere Glacier and two north of Mer de Glace. Here we examine the retreat of Glacier du Tour from 1988 to 2011 using Landsat imagery and Google Earth. In each image the purple arrow indicates the 1988 terminus. The yellow arrow the top of an icefall at 2650 m. The orange arrow a prominent turn …