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April 17, 2014

Aneto Glacier, Spain-Retreating and Disappearing

Aneto Glacier in the Pyrenees of Spain is listed as its largest glacier in a 1984 inventory. In 1984 the glacier had an area of 1.32 square kilometers and a length of 1.6 km (Serrat and Ventura, 2005). The glacier is located on the northeast side of Aneto Peak. The glacier is just a few kilometers from the rapidly retreating Maladeta Glacier. SOER (2010) indicate that more than 80% of …


April 12, 2011

Maladeta Glacier retreat, forecast not to survive

Maladeta Glacier is located amongst the highest peaks in the Pyrenees and is on same mountain massif as the largest glacier in the Pyrenees, Aneto Glacier. Chueca et al (2007) noted that the glacier has retreated significantly from 1935 to 1957 and 1981-2010. From 2001-2005 the glacier retreated 120 m. The glacier in 2008 was 700 m long. They also noted that Maladeta Glacier has lost 70% of its area …