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Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:37:20 PM »
 The heat is on, and the result of this is clearly seen in the once great icecaps of Norway:
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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 10:07:22 PM »
The same situation is seen at the highest peak in Norway "Galdhøgpiggen":
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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 12:42:55 PM »
Spørteggbreen, the 12th largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland, retreated substantially in the period 1972- 2014:
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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 01:34:22 PM »
Ålfotbreen, in the extreme western part of Norway, will if the situation continues be history within a couple of decades:
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 03:26:48 PM »
Hardangerjøkulen, the 6th largest glacier in mainland Norway, is retreating in the period 1975 - 2015 and rocks are seen "growing" in the area:
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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 04:23:14 PM »
Seilandsjøkelen, the northern most glacier on mainland Norway, is retreating and rocks are "growing" since 1972:
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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 04:30:06 PM »
Seilandsjøkelen, the northern most glacier on mainland Norway, is retreating and rocks are "growing" since 1972:

It looks as if new lakes are appearing and some existing lakes might be growing.

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Re: Norwegian Ice Caps / Glaciers
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 01:03:17 AM »
The rate of surface elevation reduction from the Austfonna glacier in Norway's Svalbard island chain discussing in the linked article is striking:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/01/23/an-arctic-ice-caps-shockingly-rapid-slide-into-the-sea/?postshare=6211422039245668

Extract: "Ice is disappearing at a truly astonishing rate in Austfonna, an expanse of frozen rock far north of the Arctic Circle in Norway’s Svalbard island chain. Just since 2012, a portion of the ice cap covering the island has thinned by a whopping 160 feet, according to an analysis of satellite measurements by a team led by researchers at Britain’s University of Leeds.
Put another way, the ice cap’s vertical expanse dropped in two years by a distance equivalent to the height of a 16-story building. As another comparison, consider that scientists were recently alarmed to discover that one of Western Antarctica’s ice sheets was losing vertical height at a rate of 30 feet a year."
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