Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Research article
21 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 21 Sep 2018

Modelling the late Holocene and future evolution of Monacobreen, northern Spitsbergen

Johannes Oerlemans

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Monacobreen is a 40 km long surge-type tidewater glacier in northern Spitsbergen. The front is retreating fast. Calculations with a glacier model predict that due to future climate warming this glacier will have lost 20 to 40 % of its volume by the year 2100. Because of the glacier's memory, much of the response will come after 2100, even if the climatic conditions would stabilize.