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Neoglacial Glacier Variations in Northern Iceland: Examples from the Eyjafjördur Area
C. J. Caseldine
Arctic and Alpine Research
Vol. 19, No. 3 (Aug., 1987), pp. 296-304
Published by: INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1551365
Page Count: 9
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Results of lichenometry and rock-weathering studies on outer moraines in Skídadalur, Eyjafjördur, northern Iceland show a late Little Ice Age 19th century maximum for all glaciers except the Klaengshóll glacier. Retreat from these maximum positions occurred in three distinct phases: 1896-1908, 1915-1926, and post-1930. Evidence suggests, however, that many glaciers must have reached a position close to the Little Ice Age maximum on at least one other occasion earlier in the Neoglacial.