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Länta Glacier: Small and Getting Smaller

Like many glaciers around the world, this glacier in the Swiss Alps is shrinking.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Photos courtesy of Archive VAW/ETH Zürich (Bernard Riedi AWN/GR). Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published March 29, 2019
Data acquired October 2, 1989 - October 15, 2017

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 8 > OLI
Photograph
Space Shuttle > SRTM