Fig. 5: Ablation zone expansion in summer 2013. | Nature Communications

Fig. 5: Ablation zone expansion in summer 2013.

From: Low elevation of Svalbard glaciers drives high mass loss variability

Fig. 5

a SMB average for the period 2005–2012, with SMB conditions similar to 1958–1984. b SMB for year 2013 highlighting how fast the ablation zone expands when the ELA migrates well above the hypsometry maximum (~450 m a.s.l.). From the thickest to the thinnest, black lines outline the ELA for periods 1958–1984, 1985–2018 (a and b) and year 2013 (b only).

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