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February 3, 2012

Severnaya Zemlya Glacier Change, Russia

Severnaya Zemlya is a Russian Island group at the transition from the Kara Sea to the Laptev Sea. This island group is 50 % ice covered, with 18,000 square kilometers of glacier cover. Severnaya Zemlya has been the focus of a detailed remote sensing based study of glacier change by Sharov et al (2010) They observed a mean change in Severnaya glacier thickness of -7.8 m since the 1980’s. The …