Recherchebreen is a glacier in Svalbard, Norway which, according to the Glacier Atlas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Hagen et al., 1993: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/173065), surged in 1838 and 1945. European Space Agency Copernicus Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data show that this glacier has begun a new surge (Fig. 1). Figure 2 shows that the surge started in late 2017 and is ongoing at the date of this post in November 2018. I may post updates of this surge here, possibly including an animation of satellite data when the surge becomes very active.
Figure 1. Velocity maps of Recherchebreen derived using feature tracking between consecutive images from the European Space Agency Copernicus Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar data in late 2017 and late 2018.
Figure 2. Timeseries of velocities of Recherchebreen measured using feature tracking of all consecutive image pairs from Sentinel-1 at a point approximately 1km from the 2017 ice-front