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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 …

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October 20, 2017

Glacier Retreat Generating New Islands List

Climate change has been driving the recession of glaciers and ice sheets, which in turn has been changing our maps.  One notable category of physical geographic features indicative of the change due to the retreat is the formation of new islands.  Below is a list of new islands that this blog has identified and reported.  This is not a comprehensive list of all islands that have been formed.   Upernavik Glacier, …

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