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July 24, 2013

Strupbreen and Koppangsbreen Glacier Retreat, Northern Norway

Strupbreen and Koppangsbreen are in Lyngen region of northern Norway, draining into Lyngen Fjord. the glaciers share an accumulation area and have a joint area of 14 square kilometers, which is the 24th largest glacier in Norway in the NVE inventory (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate). The nearby Langfjordjokulen, measured by NVE , had negative mass balances for 14 consecutive years from 1997-2010, leading to a 370 m …