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June 30, 2015

Disintegration of Pramecou Glacier, France

Pramecou Glacier is on the Dome de Pramecou above the Grande Motte Glacier, which is a key portion of the Tignes Ski area in France. The Grande Motte area¬†is open for summer skiing this year from June 27th to Aug. 9th. The glaciated landscape in this area is changing dramatically,¬†Gardent and Deline, (2011) noted a 33% loss in glacier area since the 1960’s. The Tignes Ski area has responded by …