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The contraction of the Triglav glacier has escaleted during the 1990’s. The increasingly rapid thinning of the ice sheet caused individual rock formations to appear in the middle of the glacier, finally cutting it into two completely separate parts in 1992. Shrinking and disintegration of the Triglav glacier has been continuing; the process has only been brought to a standstill during years with above-average snow cover in the late spring.



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Figure PS05-1: Changes in the Triglav glacier surface area
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Anton Melik Geographical institute of ZRC SAZU, 2007

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1992 1995 1999 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010
surface ha 4.3 3 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.6 1.1 2.9 2.5
Figure PS05-2: Changes in the Triglav glacier volume
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Anton Melik Geographical institute of ZRC SAZU, 2009

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1992 1999 2005 2008
volume m3 400 60 20 10
Figure PS05-3: Extent of the Triglav glacier by individual year
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Anton Melik Geographical institute of ZRC SAZU, 2009

Figure PS05-4: Average temperature of the melting season at Kredarica
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Slovenian Environment Agency, 2011

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1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000 2001-2010
Average temperature of the melting season oC 3.3 2.7 3.7 3.8 4.2
Figure PS05-5: Cumulative specific net mass balance of glaciers
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World Glacier Monitoring Service, 2010

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1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Careser (IT) mm w.e.
Gries (CH) mm w.e.
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. 0 -540 -826 -750
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e.
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. 0 -2990 -4610 -4410 -6030 -6670 -7220 -6560
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e.
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -1130 -3190 -3190 -2290 -3580 -4230 -4390 -5200 -6170 -6330
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e.
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e.
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e.
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e.
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e.
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Careser (IT) mm w.e.
Gries (CH) mm w.e. 0 -984 -1164 -1852 -1407
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -1025 -1214 -2195 -2958 -3020 -3225 -3921 -4524 -5768 -4843
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. 0 -360 -330 -1540 -1870 -1760 -2860 -2590 -4240 -3780
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -7160 -7680 -8350 -9610 -9490 -9880 -10790 -10600 -12430 -12400
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. 0 751
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -6810 -7130 -7780 -8750 -10360 -11460 -11140 -11330 -10840 -10410
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 0 2250 2030 2980 3890
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e.
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. 0 -1100 -820 -340
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e.
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e.
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
Careser (IT) mm w.e. 0 -390 -130 -130 -760 -1410 -1010 -2290 -2610 -2440
Gries (CH) mm w.e. -1764 -1735 -1356 -623 -1381 -1908 -1500 -2595 -2773 -2395
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -4499 -4479 -4141 -4572 -5124 -5724 -5798 -7027 -6972 -6907
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. -3080 -3540 -2730 -2290 -2160 -3010 -3250 -4010 -4830 -4550
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -11980 -12390 -12050 -12410 -12820 -13920 -14290 -15160 -16760 -16650
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. 1383 1466 1767 1460 1236 812 949 489 719 890
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -10940 -11170 -11270 -12310 -13830 -14020 -15070 -15020 -15360 -14190
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 2970 5130 5350 4040 3480 4300 4160 5260 5740 6010
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e. 0 -650 -750 -1680 -2220 -2800 -3110 -3190 -4110 -4420
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. -1950 -670 280 -1890 -3120 -2180 -2290 -110 920 2130
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e.
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e.
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Careser (IT) mm w.e. -2710 -1720 -1640 -1820 -1810 -2650 -4330 -5120 -5710 -6470
Gries (CH) mm w.e. -3416 -2250 -1194 -2079 -1509 -1833 -3137 -3916 -3920 -4446
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -7221 -6461 -6050 -6269 -6319 -6492 -7732 -8312 -8280 -8854
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. -5960 -4630 -3770 -3540 -2630 -2430 -2890 -3030 -2650 -3120
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -18720 -17730 -17180 -17290 -16970 -16930 -17030 -17100 -17140 -18350
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. 940 1292 1580 1624 1764 1709 864 327 347 235
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -13920 -13720 -13800 -14010 -15280 -15470 -15210 -14930 -14810 -15530
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 6410 5640 5510 6220 5000 5310 4890 5980 6320 6100
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e. -4870 -4980 -5540 -6250 -6770 -7320 -7360 -7630 -8360 -8910
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. 3660 3100 2590 2460 1850 2070 1940 3540 4860 4300
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e.
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e.
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Careser (IT) mm w.e. -7610 -9250 -10260 -11080 -12660 -14390 -15590 -15890 -17630 -18710
Gries (CH) mm w.e. -5393 -6126 -7050 -8121 -10109 -11453 -12578 -13630 -13839 -14117
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -9586 -10303 -11248 -11885 -12880 -14205 -15325 -15895 -17005 -17465
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. -4690 -5080 -4920 -7350 -8510 -9570 -11310 -12280 -12610 -11940
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -20140 -21060 -21750 -24340 -26480 -27840 -29150 -30350 -30980 -30220
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. -573 -863 -1360 -1672 -2240 -3319 -4177 -4649 -5677 -6075
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -15590 -15110 -15950 -14710 -14120 -13950 -13070 -12070 -12440 -11740
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 6000 7480 6590 10060 11830 12030 13630 15480 16040 17230
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e. -9230 -9010 -9530 -9980 -10640 -10510 -10610 -11640 -11800 -12580
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. 3890 5960 3480 6410 8200 8990 11280 13460 14240 15440
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e. 0 -740 -160 -760 -2170 -1110 -200 -120 -800
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e. 0 -327 -359 -8 -651
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Careser (IT) mm w.e. -20030 -20960 -23200 -25000 -26610 -26860 -28009 -31326 -32888 -34893
Gries (CH) mm w.e. -14634 -15702 -17755 -18319 -19304 -19533 -20523 -23234 -24380 -25892
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -18292 -18883 -20115 -20976 -21609 -21782 -22429 -24243 -24910 -25971
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. -12450 -12610 -14830 -15870 -17110 -16950 -18640 -21590 -24040 -26540
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -30220 -30650 -32990 -34050 -35584 -35194 -37514 -40654 -43474 -46754
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. -6488 -6975 -7978 -8086 -8373 -8597 -8863 -10996 -11403 -11926
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -12130 -12760 -13280 -13460 -12880 -13580 -14410 -15450 -15570 -15640
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 16820 17290 18260 18430 20150 19931 19043 17884 17841 18939
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e. -12750 -13460 -14320 -14680 -14700 -15180 -15760 -16660 -17780 -18780
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. 13560 13640 13750 13810 15800 13707 12177 9675 9575 10243
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e. -1580 -2630 -3310 -3560 -4900 -5480 -6480 -7460 -8820 -9250
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e. -444 68 -887 -1651 -2551 -2049 -2860 -3962 -5478 -6957
2006 2007 2008
Careser (IT) mm w.e. -36986 -39731 -41683
Gries (CH) mm w.e. -27887 -29360
Hintereis (AT) mm w.e. -27487 -29284 -30519
Saint Sorlin (FR) mm w.e. -27980 -30230 -32040
Sarennes (FR) mm w.e. -49134 -51654 -53994
Vernagt (AT) mm w.e. -12808 -13774 -14617
Storglaciaeren (SE) mm w.e. -17360 -16950 -16370
Nigardsbreen (NO) mm w.e. 17540 18587 19677
Austre Broeggerbreen (NO) mm w.e. -19510 -19970 -20100
Aalfotbreen (NO) mm w.e. 7053 8323 9013
Hofsjokull N (IS) mm w.e. -9760 -10150 -10720
Maladeta (ES) mm w.e. -8744 -9691 -9728