Austfonna Glacier

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"Austfonna," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Austfonna is an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Covering an area of 8,105 km2 (8,492 km2 including Vegafonna it is the largest ice cap by area and with 1,900 km3 (excluding Vegafonna) the second largest by volume in Europe, after the Vatnajökull in Iceland (not counting the still larger Severny Island ice cap of Novaya Zemlya, Russia, which is located in the extreme northeast of Europe), and the seventh largest in the world. Austfonna has a thickness of up to 560 metres (235 meters average thickness), and is 200 km in circumference. The ice dome reaches an elevation of 783 meters above sea level.
Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, Norway
 
08/03/2013