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October 10, 2018

Vera Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Retreat

Vera Glacier in Landsat images from 1990 and 2018. Red arrow is the 1990 terminus and yellow arrow the 2018 terminus location.  Purple dots indicate the snowline, E indicates the eastern tributary and S the bedrock step. Vera Glacier is on the west coast of Northern Noyaya Zemlya terminating in a fjord  Carr et al (2017) examined Novaya Zemlya glacier retreat between 1973/76 and 2015, finding that between 2000 and 2013, retreat …


December 8, 2015

Vilkitkogo Glacier Rapid Retreat, Novaya Zemlya 1990-2015

Figure 7.4.  Vilkitskogo South Glacier (Vs) and Vilkitskogo North Glacier (Vn) compared in 1990 and 2015 Landsat images.  Red arrows indicate 1990 terminus positions, yellow arrows 2015 terminus positions and purple arrows upglacier thinning. Vilkitskogo Glacier has two termini that were nearly joined in Vilkitsky Bay in 1990.  The glacier flows from the Northern Novaya Zemlya Ice Cap to the west coast and the Barents Sea. The glacier has been …