Jul 11, 2014

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, New Zealand: Historic length records

Heather Purdie, Brian Anderson, Trevor Chinn, Ian Owens, Andrew Mackintosh, Wendy Lawson
Global and Planetary Change
  • Presents a comprehensive length change record for Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in New Zealand

  • Finds that the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers have lost ~ 3 km in length since the 1800s

  • Finds both glaciers have extremely short reaction times of around 3–4 years

  • Finds increased debris-cover can make determination of the ‘true’ terminus difficult