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May 11, 2015

Disaggregation of Austria’s Third Largest Glacier, Obersulzbach Kees

The Obersulzbach Glacier, is situated in the uppermost part of the Obersulzbach Valley, which feeds the Salzach River system in Austria. The glacier drains the northeastern flank of Gro├čvenediger. The glacier was the third largest glacier in Austria in the 1980’s, but in the last several decades separated into five distinct sections. Now that it is in five parts, should it be listed as such? Yes, given that the Austrian …

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March 18, 2013

Obersulzbach Glacier Retreat, Austria

The Obersulzbach Glacier, is situated in the uppermost part of the Obersulzbach Valley, which feeds the Salzach River system in Austria. The Salzach is fed by many glaciers covering over 100 square kilometers (Koboltschnig and Schoner, 2011). These glaciers melt all summer providing considerable runoff to the numerous hydropower projects along the Salzach, that can produce 260 MW of power. The Verbund Power Plant producing 13 MW is seen below, …

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