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April 4, 2019

Norðurjökull Retreats from Hvítárvatn, Langjökull, Iceland

Norðurjökull in 1984 Landsat image and 2018 Sentinel image.  Red arrows indicate the margins of the glacier in 1984.  Purple dots indicate the snowline. Langjökull is the second largest icecap in Iceland with an area of 920 square kilometers (Jóhannesson (2009). One of the main outlet glaciers of Langjökull is the Norðurjökull which has terminated in Hvítárvatn. Hvítárvatn is a large lake that recieves 70% of its inflow from Langjökull …