The shrinking Länta Glacier in the Swiss Alps •

Last update: December 9th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Länta Glacier in the Swiss Alps.

The glaciers found in this region are much smaller than those found at the poles, but still play an important role in providing water and power locally.

Records from the Glacier Monitoring Switzerland (GLAMOS) program indicate that the Länta Glacier was once three times larger than it is today and extended into the valley.

The image was captured on September 8, 2017 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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