Glacier distribution in Europe

Figure Created 14 Dec 2010 Published 14 Dec 2010 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The map shows the distribution of glaciers and ice caps as well as the locations of the available long-term mass balance observations labeled according to their region.


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The glaciers and regions covered are Austre Brøggerbreen (NO) and Midtre Lovénbreen (NO) for Spitsbergen; Gråsubreen (NO), Hellstugubreen (NO), Storbreen (NO) and Storglaciären (SE) for Inland Scandinavia; Ålfotbreen (NO), Engabreen (NO), Hardangerjøkulen (NO) and Nigardsbreen (NO) for Coastal Scandinavia; Hintereisferner (AT), Kesselwandferner (AT), Sonnblickkees (AT), Gries (CH), Silvretta (CH), Saint Sorlin (FR), Sarennes (FR) and Caresèr (IT) for the European Alps; and Maladeta (ES) for the Pyrenees.

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