Glacier retreat and climate change: Documenting the last 50 years of Alpine glacier history from area and geometry changes of Dosdè Piazzi glaciers (Lombardy Alps, Italy)

@article{Diolaiuti2011GlacierRA,
  title={Glacier retreat and climate change: Documenting the last 50 years of Alpine glacier history from area and geometry changes of Dosd{\`e} Piazzi glaciers (Lombardy Alps, Italy)},
  author={Guglielmina Adele Diolaiuti and Davide Maragno and C. D’agata and C. Smiraglia and Daniele Bocchiola},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={161 - 182}
}
The recent rapid mass loss of mountain glaciers in response to climate warming has been reported for high and low latitudes all over the Earth. The paper analyses and discusses the recent evolution of a representative glacierized group within the Italian Alps, the Piazzi—Dosdè, where small glaciers are experiencing considerable retreat and shrinking. We analysed aerial photos to calculate area and geometry changes in the time window 1954—2003, and glaciological and geomorphological surveys were… Expand

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