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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Climate change in Norway

Here are some newly published photos from western Norway, showing the changes in the snouts of two of the outlet glaciers of the Jostedalsbre ice cap.  This is the largest ice cap in Europe, and the melting rate is getting scary.  The images have been published by the Norwegian weather service and the Norwegian Glacier Museum at Fjaerland, for whom I have done a lot of work over the years.  I observed both glaciers very closely over many visits.

Some years ago there was a temporary advance of the glaciers, caused by a short-lived rise in precipitation on the ice cap surface (that is one of the consequences of global warming).  Now, however, precipitation of snow is dropping off sharply, and metling rates are increasing at a frightening rate.  This is the result -- images from 1997 and 2016.







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