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July 21, 2013

Taisija Glacier Retreat, Novaya Zemlya

Taisija is an outlet glacier that drains the northern side of the Novaya Zemlya Ice Cap into the Barents Sea. This outlet glacier is just southwest of Chernysheva Glacier, and like that glacier has retreated from an island since 1988. The glacier has been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in northern Novaya Zemlya (LEGOS, 2006) Google Earth Image Here we examine the glacier using Landsat imagery from 1988-2013. In 1988 …