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November 3, 2017

Gråfjellsbrea, Norway Retreat Forms New Lake

Gråfjellsbrea Retreat in Landsat images from 1999 to 2017.  Red arrow indicates 1999 terminus, yellow arrow the 2017 terminus location.  Gråfjellsbrea is an outlet glacier on the northwest side of the Folgefonna  Icefield that drains into Mysevatnet.  The 2012 Norwegian Glacier Inventory notes the glacier having an area of 8.77 square kilometers in 2002.  In 2016 the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) reported this glacier to have the greatest retreat …