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The glacier Comfortlessbreen flows out to Engelskbukta south of Ny-Ålesund. A progressing surge was observed in April 2008. The glacier stopped advancing in 2010.

Comfortlessbreen Photo: Monica Sund
Comfortlessbreen spring 2010                                                                                                      Photo: M. Sund

There are indications of a switch from a quiescent to a more active phase prior to 2004.
Between 2002 and 2004, part of the front advanced up to 100 m. By 2009 the front had advanced 500–700m since 2002. The velocities derived along almost the entire glacier showed a 1 month average of 2 md-1, indicating block sliding, which is characteristic for surges.

>>See Comfortlessbreen during surge

2010. Sund, M. and Eiken, T.
Recent surges on Blomstrandbreen, Comfortlessbreen and Nathorstbreen, Svalbard. Correspondence to  Journal of Glaciology 56(195), 182-184.

2009. Sund, M., Eiken, T., Hagen, J.O. and Kääb, A. Svalbard surge dynamics derived
from geometric changes
. Annals of Glaciology 50(52), 50-60.  



Comfortlessbreen Photo: Monica Sund
 Comfortlessbreen autumn 2009                                                                                                   Photo: M. Sund


Comfortlessbreen Photo: Monica Sund
Comfortlessbreen spring 2009                                                                                                      Photo: M. Sund


Comfortlessbreen Photo: Monica Sund
Comfortlessbreen autumn 2009                                                                                                   Photo: M. Sund


Comfortlessbreen front  Photo: Monica Sund
Comfortlessbreen pushing sediments in front spring 2008                                                            Photo: M. Sund


Comfortlessbreen front  Photo: Monica Sund
Convex front of Comfortlessbreen  spring 2009                                                                             Photo: M. Sund

Comfortlessbreen  Photo: Monica Sund
Part of Comfortlessbreen  spring 2009                                                                                          Photo: M. Sund

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