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July 30, 2015
Lednik Midagrabin Retreat, Caucasus, Russia
Lednik Midagrabin is a large glacier draining northwest from Gora Dzhimara in North Ossetia, Russia. Stokes et al (2006) examined Caucasus glaciers during the 1985-2000 period and found that 94% of the glaciers have retreated, 4% exhibited no overall change and 2% advanced. The mean retreat rate is 8 m/year, with the largest glacier retreating the fastest. Shahgedanova et al (2009) observed that the retreat was driven by a large rise in summer …