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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 …

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May 25, 2017

Nizkiy Glacier Embayment Expands Island Forms, Novaya Zemlya

Nizkiy Glacier in 1990 and 2016 Landsat images.  red arrows indicate locations of the 1990 terminus and yellow arrows the 2016 terminus.  Purple arrow indicates an expanding bedrock rib amidst the glacier and purple dots indicate the snowline. Nizkiy  Glacier is on the west coast of the island reaching the Barents Sea Coast. The glaciers of northern Novaya Zemlya, Russia are truly generally out of sight out of mind. There remoteness and …

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