The Ambiez Glacier (0.04 km2) surrounded by the Cima and Bocca d’Ambiez, in the little valley above the S. Agostini Refuge, presents an almost complete debris cover. Although embedded in the rock walls, it faces south and therefore more exposed to solar radiation.
The Ambiez glacier is located in the Brenta Dolomites. Here, according to the New Italian Glacier Inventory, published in 2015, based on the data collected in 2011, there are 20 small glaciers that extend over a total area of 0.86 sq Km. These are the glaciers that, like the Ambiez glacier, have been more influenced by the effects of climate change, having recorded the greatest contraction (up to a – 73%). Today, after almost a decade since the last official surveys, the situation has certainly changed. Some of the glaciers have disappeared or are running out.
New Italian Glacier Inventory (2015). 2011 Surveys
Type: Mountain (Pyrenean)
Shape: Circle-Deep valley
Feeding: Direct + Avalanches
Inventory C.G.I .: 661