Photo © Simon Heather


Melting Ice Cap

Melting Ice Cap
by Florian Ledoux

In summer 2020, Svalbard archipelago has recorded the highest temperature ever since the start of meteorological records. The air temperature suddenly reached 21,7 degrees Celsius. This aerial image brings evidence of the amount of fresh water falling from the melting Austfonna ice cap, into the seawater. The average air temperature in Svalbard has increased by 3 to 5 ° C over the past five decades.