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September 8, 2014
Strongbreen Retreat, Fjord Expansion, Svalbard
Strongbreen is a glacier in Svalbard on the southern part of Spitsbergen draining east into the Kvalvagen Fjord. Blaszczyk et al’s (2009) analysis identified 163 Svalbard glaciers that are tidewater with the total length calving ice−cliffs at 860 km for the 2001-2006 period. They observed that 14 glaciers had retreated from the ocean to the land over the last 30–40 year period. One glacier they observed having separated from neighboring …