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September 20, 2022

Nizkiy Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Embayment Drains via Terminus Breach

Nizkiy Glacier in Sentinel images from July 15 and Sept. 17 2022, before and after the breach of the terminus. Point A-D indicate emerging land due to falling water level as the embayment drains. The former outlet (O) is also noted. Nizkiy ¬†Glacier is on the west coast of the island reaching the Barents Sea Coast. ¬†Carr et al (2014) identified an average retreat rate of 52 meters/year for tidewater …