Historical glacier fluctuations of Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna (southern Norway) reassessed by new pictorial and written evidence

@article{Nussbaumer2011HistoricalGF,
  title={Historical glacier fluctuations of Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna (southern Norway) reassessed by new pictorial and written evidence},
  author={Samuel U. Nussbaumer and Atle Nesje and Heinz J. Zumb{\"u}hl},
  journal={The Holocene},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={455 - 471}
}
Glaciers are sensitive indicators of past climate and thus valuable sources of climate history. Unfortunately, direct determinations of glacier changes (variations in length and mass balance) did not start with increasing accuracy before the end of the nineteenth century. Therefore, historical and geomorphological evidence has to be used to reconstruct glacier variability for preceding time periods. Here we present new glacier length reconstructions for selected outlet glaciers of… Expand
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