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April 12, 2011

Maladeta Glacier retreat, forecast not to survive

Maladeta Glacier is located amongst the highest peaks in the Pyrenees and is on same mountain massif as the largest glacier in the Pyrenees, Aneto Glacier. Chueca et al (2007) noted that the glacier has retreated significantly from 1935 to 1957 and 1981-2010. From 2001-2005 the glacier retreated 120 m. The glacier in 2008 was 700 m long. They also noted that Maladeta Glacier has lost 70% of its area …