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Glaciers On Svalbard Pulse

03.02.2016
03.02.2016 15:00 Age: 2 yrs

Click to enlarge. 50m high: Most glaciers in the world are classic calving glaciers, like the Lilliehöök glacier in Northern Svalbard. Its front is to kilometers wide and almost 50 metres high. Every time it calves, huge roars can be heard across the fjord. The researchers have now examined another type of glaciers that behave very differently. Courtesy: Yngve Vogt

 

by Yngve Vogt, University of Oslo

Remarkable phenomenon

Viscous mass

Dangerous crevasses

A stroke of luck on the glacier

Calculating the snow masses

Source

University of Oslo here.