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Franz Josef Glacier: advances and retreats

Franz Josef Glacier: advances and retreats

The position of the Franz Josef Glacier has changed since 1865. From 1865 to 1985 it gradually thinned and retreated, with some minor advances. From 1985 to 2006 it generally advanced and thickened, with minor retreats.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2021