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The Nigardsbreen glacier
In general, starting from the mid Eighties, after a short glacial advance, most of the glaciers worldwide have been retreating even though, naturally, there are some exceptions. For example, in Norway, in 40 years of observation, the Nigardsbreen glacier, an outlet glacier from the Jostedalsbreen, the largest in Europe, excluding Iceland, monitored since 1962, shows 16 years of positive balance and it has advanced 260 m from 1988 to 2000, and has therefore shown a great difference compared to the Alpine glaciers. The last mass balance in 2010 however, showed a negative mass balance.