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February 29, 2020

Ålfotbreen, Norway Mass Balance Large Loss in 2019

Ålfotbreen (A) in August 2003 and 2019 Landsat images.  The yellow line marks the divide between Ålfotbreen and Hansebreen (H). Pink dots indicate the 2003 margin.  There is no retained snowpack in 2003.  In 2019 there are two small patches near the divide  on Aug. 26 that melt away by the end of the summer. The Ålfotbreen Ice Cap , Norway (61°45’N, 5°40’E; area=17 km2) is the westernmost and most …