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October 15, 2015

Engabreen Glacier, Norway Retreat

Engabreen is an outlet glacier of the Svartisen ice cap in northern Norway. It has an area of 40 km2. Most of the area lies between 1200 and 1450 m the high plateau of the ice cap. This glacier has been the focus of attention from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) for over 50 years.  Google Earth image of Engabreen Glacier, 2014.  NVE maintains the most extensive …


July 24, 2013

Strupbreen and Koppangsbreen Glacier Retreat, Northern Norway

Strupbreen and Koppangsbreen are in Lyngen region of northern Norway, draining into Lyngen Fjord. the glaciers share an accumulation area and have a joint area of 14 square kilometers, which is the 24th largest glacier in Norway in the NVE inventory (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate). The nearby Langfjordjokulen, measured by NVE , had negative mass balances for 14 consecutive years from 1997-2010, leading to a 370 m …