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December 11, 2019
Austre Torellbreen, Svalbard Retreat and Nunatak Expansion
Austre Torellbreen in 2000 and 2019 Landsat images. Red arrow is the 2000 terminus location, yellow arrow the 2019 terminus location. Point 1,2 and 3 are nunatak areas that are expanding. Austre Torellbreen is an outlet glacier on the southwest coast of Svalbard. It is just west of calving glacier that are retreating such as Paierbreen and Samarinbreen and adjacent to the land terminating Nannbreen. Blaszczyk et al (2008) report …
October 19, 2015
Kronebreen and Kongsvegen, Svalbard Initiation of Glacier Separation 2015
Kronebreen terminus in 2013 (left) and 2015 (right), note the configuration change and separation initiation of Kronebreen and Kongsvegen at yellow arrow. Kronebreen is a large, (450 km2) tidewater glacier on the northwest coast of Svalbard terminating in a shared terminus with Kongsvegen at the head of Kongsfjorden. Changes in 2015 indicate the shared terminus will not continue. Luckman et al (2015) observed Kronebreen has a winter speed of 1.5–2 m/day, …