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June 12, 2020

Vilkitskogo Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Retreat Releases Islands 1990-2020

  Vilkitskogo Glacier North (VN) and South (VS) terminus in 1990 and 2020 Landsat images. Terminus in 1990 ends on an island forming. Red arrow is 1990 terminus, yellow arrow is the 2020 terminus.  The 2020 image is from early June and shows low snowpack for so early in summer. Vilkitskogo Glacier has two termini that had just separated in Vilkitsky Bay in 1990.  The glacier flows from the Northern …


July 21, 2013

Taisija Glacier Retreat, Novaya Zemlya

Taisija is an outlet glacier that drains the northern side of the Novaya Zemlya Ice Cap into the Barents Sea. This outlet glacier is just southwest of Chernysheva Glacier, and like that glacier has retreated from an island since 1988. The glacier has been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in northern Novaya Zemlya (LEGOS, 2006) Google Earth Image Here we examine the glacier using Landsat imagery from 1988-2013. In 1988 …


November 4, 2011

Retreat of Roze and Sredniy Glacier and New Island Formation Novaya Zemyla

The glaciers of northern Novaya Zemyla, Russia receive little attention. There remoteness and lack of importance as a water resource being the key reasons. A recent map produced by LEGOS (Laboratoire D’Eetudes en Geophysicque et Oceanographie Spatiales) in France highlights the changes of these glaciers from 1990-2000. The Roze Glacier and Sredniy glacier are the two northern most glaciers that reach tidewater on the east coast. Roze glaciers is noted …