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jostedalsbreen Glacier

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Peter Fillman

on 5 February 2014

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Basic Info
Glaciers in a whole are one of the worlds main sources of fresh water. Without them, the world would be in a water crisis. There are already enough people without water so why does there have to be even more
My glacier is good because it is a source of water and tourism. People come from all over the world just to see this glacier. And if it's not there anymore, there is much less tourism. For drinking water as well. People who live in towns near the glacier will be in terrible situations without fresh water to drink
Discussion Points:

1. What creative Idea do you have for saving a glacier?
2. If a glacier melted near a town what would you do tp help that town?
3. What do you think that the worst impact would be if Josteedalsbreen
Every year over 30,000 tourists come to see Nigardsbreen which is one of the glacial outlets.
Currently the glacier is retreating and if it continues to do so, all the tourism for the glacier would be gone. Jostedal glacier is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Norway and if that is gone, Norway will loose money
Some potential hazards that could have a heavy impact would be things like waterloss. If the town of Sogn og fjordane depends on this glacier for most of their water, that town would be in a drastic situation if the glacier eventually melted because they would lose muc of their water
Between 1990 and the year 2000 there was a great frontal advancement in the glaciers region. from the end of that period on until present day, that glacier has been retreating.
In one of my sources, there are various images displaying what the glacier looks like from Landsat TM. These imagaes show the steps and different ways that the glacier has slowly changed shape.
The Results from this document state that from 2003-2012 the glacier has experienced large fluctuations in glacial retreat. some areas with little change and others with a drastic change.
The Weather in Jostedalsbreen averages from 30 degrees celcius in the summer to -15 degrees celcius in the winter.
The yearly rainfall averages at 124 mm
The surrounding area of the glacier is more of a forest rather than a mountain.
For the life surrounding the glacier there are various different types of plant species and animals.
Such animals include Brown bears, Deer, Squirrles and also various types of fish in the fresh water.
Sogn og Fjordane
Jostedalsbreen Glacier
Peter Fillman
The Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the largest glacier in Europe
It is located in western Norway in Jostedal Glacier National Park
Jostedalsbreen covers 487 square Kilometers
Jostedalsbreen was formed around 10,000 years ago when Norway was still covered by an ice sheet which then slowly diminished
Jostedalsbreen is a Valley Glacier that is
located in Sogn og Fjordane country
Currently the glacier is retreating.
Sogn og Fjordane
Sogn og Fjordane is a county in Norway. The main village is in the suburbs of Norway just near the Jostedal glacier. Sogn og Fjordane gets most of it water from the river that flows down to the village from the glacier.
Again if this glacier were to melt away, the resources going down to the village would all be gone which could put the village in a dire situation.

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