Skuta Glacier

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Skuta Glacier (Slovenian: Ledenik pod Skuto), located beneath mountain Skuta in Kamnik-Savinja Alps in Slovenia is the most south-eastern glacier in the Alps. It had an area of 2.8 hectares in 1950 and 1.6 in 2013.[1] Reaching 2020 metres above sea level at its lowest point, it is also one of the lowest elevation glaciers in the Alps.[2]

Skuta Glacier and its snow fields in summer of 2014.

Triglav glacieret is the second remaining glacier in Slovenia at the elevation of 2500 m.

Skuta Glacier in figures[edit]

  • Area: 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) (as of 2007)[1]
  • Elevation: 2,020–2,120 m (6,630–6,960 ft)[1]
  • Average ice thickness: 7 m (23 ft) (as of September 2006)[1]
  • Maximum ice thickness: 12 m (39 ft) (as of September 2006)[1]
  • Volume: 80,000 m3 (2,800,000 cu ft) (as of September 2006)[1]

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