Recent surges on Blomstrandbreen, Comfortlessbreen and Nathorstbreen, Svalbard

Sund, Monica; Eiken, Trond
February 2010
Journal of Glaciology;2010, Vol. 56 Issue 195, p182
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study which observed the different situation and several new surges and geometric changes at the three glaciers in Blomstrandbreen, Comfortlessbreen and Nathorstbreen, Svalbard in Norway. It compares satellite images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) which mapped the changes and some velocities derived from tracing of crevasses. It adds that the front velocities were high compared with many other Svalbard surges.


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