Glaciar de Tempestades, Maladeta Massif
Glaciar de Tempestades is the easternmost glacier in the Maladeta massif. It is located in a north-exposed corrie at the base of Pico de Margalida (3240m).
Tempestades glacier in 1986. Prominent lateral moraines from the Litte Ice Age maximum indicate that the glacier then extended far beyond the lower margin of the photo.
Tempestades glacier in 2009. The remaining small remnant glaciers are fed by avalanche snow from the headwall and are, due to the northern orientation, well shaded.
Recession of Tempestades glacier between 1986 and 2009.
Glacier de Tempestades 1990. Extensive crevassing shows still considerable movement.
Glacier de Tempestades 07/08/2005. Only small ice patches remain below the rock wall.
Recession of Glaciar de Tempestades between 1990 and 2005.
Glacier de Tempestades 05/08/1986; easter part o fthe glacier.
Glacier de Tempestades 07/08/2005; The easter part has almost entirely vanished.
Recession of the eastern part of Glaciar de Tempestades between 1986 and 2005.
|Photos by Jordi Camins|