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May 19, 2013

Malavalle Glacier Retreat, Italy

Malavalle Glacier is an Italian glacier draining south from the Austrian border. The glacier has an interesting cartographic history with maps spanning several centuries indicating its evolution. The Italian Glaciological Committee indicates the retreat of this glacier from 1938 to 2004, from 1938 to 1958 the glacier retreated 500 m. A map from 1937 provided by Nicholas Fisher indicates the terminus of the glacier, with the orange arrow indicating the …