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GLACIER "FROSTISEN (V)"
Risk type: glacier length changes and ice avalanches

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Outlet glacier
Country:  Norway
Region:  Nordland
Massif/Ice Cap:  Frostisen
Municipality:  Ballangen
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Location:  South of Ofotfjorden, about 25 km southwest of Narvik
 
Latitude (, cent):  68.246 N
Longitude (, cent):  17.102 E
Surface (km2):  0.4
Lenght (km):  1.1
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  1190
Max. altitude (m):  1350
Orientation ()  270
Slope ()  

EVENT:  Date  1/1/1900 -  Date quality:years   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  Around the turn of century, a lot of ice avalanches took place. In only one day, six avalanches were registered. The biggest avalanche was in 1906, where at least 7 000 cubic metres of ice fell.
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Note  The danger disappared a few years later, when the ice-core melted. Ref: Hoel and Werenskiold (1962)

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