Kreutzspitz Ötztal glacier comparison

The Ötztal is a key location for Austrian and German glacier research programs. My colleague Jakob Abermann – now working at the University of Graz once made this great comparison from the summit of Kreuzspitz, and I’m just sharing it with you here as its so striking. It must have been really amazing to see this place back in the days where we really still had glaciers in Austria!

  • Upper panel is from 1869: Carl Jordan and Georg Engelhardt
  • Lower panel is from 2010: Jakob Abermann

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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