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Posted: Oct 24 2006, 05:19 AM
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http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1501530.ece

The bottom portion of Norway's Storbreen (Big Glacier) in Jotunheimen has split in two and is steadily melting.

Several years of warm summers and poor snowfall have left Bretunga, the lower part of the glacier, in poor shape.

"The glacier is now clearly divided in two. Less than ten years ago it was completely joined there at the bottom," Liss Marie Andreassen, glaciologist at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), told Aftenposten.no.

Andreassen's doctorate focused on Storbreen. She says that the glacier has retreated around 60 meters due to melting since 1997, and since measurements began in 1949, the ice has melted about 500 meters back from its previous edge.

More or less all of Norway's glaciers are now on the retreat according to the NVE.

They are shrinking in both length and volume, and the trend has been clear since the beginning of the 20th century
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According to the research project RegClim, 1,600 Norwegian glaciers can be gone within the next hundred years, leaving only about 30. Andreassen would not give unconditional support to this prognosis.

"There is no doubt that many of the smaller glaciers will disappear if global warming continues. And many of the larger glaciers will greatly decrease in volume. But saying something about the situation in 100 years is difficult," she said.

"It depends on how warm it will be and how much precipitation falls. For example, it isn't unthinkable that there will be significantly more precipitation in the mountains in coming years. In this case it would lead to better conditions for coastal glaciers," Andreassen said.

According to the NVE about 98 percent of all electricity in Norway is generated from hydropower and the glaciers play a vital role in this process.

"About 15 percent of the water power comes from water systems with significant amounts of glacial water, and in drier years glaciers regulate water flow," said Andreassen, who also noted that glaciers are an important indicator of climate change.

"Glaciers react quickly to changes in temperature and precipitation, and provide much useful information to climate researchers," she said.

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A 3D model image that shows the glacier's range over time, with the lowest mark coming from around 1750, a period known as Norway's 'little ice age'.

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This photo from autumn 2005 shows the glacier in retreat, one visible indication being the more prominent crag in the center of the photo.



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A 3D model image that shows the glacier's range over time, with the lowest mark coming from around 1750, a period known as Norway's 'little ice age'.


But this is what I don’t like about articles like this – they leave me with more questions than answers.

I mean - How far UP was this glacier before the little ice age when it started to grow?? - Are we closer to the "normal" size of the glacier now? scratchinghead.gif


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Posted: Oct 25 2006, 09:12 AM
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Hi Blue Eyed, here's a couple more comparison images of retreating glaciers.

Photos Capture Melting Splendor of Alaska's Glaciers
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.p...091&ft=1&f=1001

Mendenhall: Then & Now
Bradford Washburn shot this photograph of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, in 1937. The image shows the glacier flowing into a tree-spotted valley, largely free of human habitation.
Copyright Bradford Washburn

David Arnold's photograph, taken in 2006, shows a smaller, thinner Mendenhall. Today, the area is cluttered with shopping malls, suburban subdivisions and a modern airport.
Copyright David Arnold

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Hugh Miller: Then & Now
The Hugh Miller Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park as photographed by Bradford Washburn in 1940.
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When David Arnold returned in 2005, the Hugh Miller Glacier was no longer visible from above. All that remained was a mud flat. Rising temperatures -- nearly five degrees Fahrenheit warmer than when Washburn photographed the site -- have allowed new trees to thrive in the area.
Copyright David Arnold

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I haven’t seen those pics Mark – thanks…

That reminds me that it might be about time to update that “melting ice”-thread that is posted somewhere in here.

No doubt most glaciers are melting - even though some actually are growing.
As we’re in a warmer cycle (with or without manmade fuelling) I consider it as normal that the glaciers are melting.

The problem as I see it is that we’re about to loose some of the water-resources we’re depended on, and that might be a big problem for earths growing population.

But the water-barons might be in for some even better times ahead won’t they… >ironic laughter<



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Hi Blue Eyed, I'll "merge" the threads soon so we can keep all the photos and info of melting glaciers together.




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