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13 September 2021

Southeast Glacier #3, Devon Ice Cap, Canada Recent Retreat

Southeast #3 Glacier, Devon Ice Cap in July 9, 2016 and August 29, 2021 Sentinel 2 images of the lower 10 km  showing three supraglacial streams S1, S2 and S3 and the outlet plumes of each stream at Point 1-3. The yellow line is the 2016 margin. The southeast sector of the Devon Ice Cap, Devon Island, Nunavut has three tidewater outlet glaciers Southeast Glacier #1, #2 and #3.  Van …

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7 September 2018

Croker Bay Glacier, Nunavut Canada Poised for Further Retreat

Croker Bay Glacier, Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut in Landsat images from 1998 and 2017.  The red arrows indicate the 1998 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2017 terminus location.  The pink arrows indicate three inlet on the north glacier.  Croker Bay Glacier drains the southwest quadrant of the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut.  A study by Van Wychen et al (2012) focused on velocity changes of the Devon ice Cap. They identify that Croker Bay …

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4 September 2018

Three New Islands Released from Devon Ice Cap, Canada

The northern coast of the Devon Ice Cap with Lady Ann Strait at the top in a 2000 and 2017 Landsat image indicating the development of islands at Cape Caledon, at yellow arrows. See map below.  The Devon Ice Cap on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic ice cap’s area has an area of 15,000 km², with a volume of 3980 km³. The ice cap has been the focus of …

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9 June 2012

Devon Ice Cap Northern Outlet Glacier Retreat

The Devon Ice Cap on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic ice cap’s area has an area of 15,000 km2, with a volume of 3980 km3. The ice cap area decreased by 600 km2 (4%) between 1960 and 2000 (Sharp et al, in press). The ice cap has been the focus of an ongoing research program led by the University of Alberta Arctic and Alpine Research Group and Natural Resources …

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