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25 June 2021

Paarliit Sermia, Southern Greenland Terminus Separation

Paarliit Sermia in 2000 and 2020 Landsat images.  The red arrow indicates the 2000 terminus location and the yellow arrow the 2020/21 terminus location. A denotes the junction of two main glacier branches, while B,C and D indicate tributaries Paarliit Sermia is one of the most southerly tidewater glaciers in Greenland.  It is an outlet glacier of a mountain icefield and not part of the main ice sheet.  Similar to …

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19 April 2017

Nuusuaq Peninsula West Greenland Glacier Disintegration

Comparison of alpine glaciers on Nuussuaq Peninsula in 1990 and 2016 Landsat images.  Each arrow is at a specific location in both images exhibiting glacier separation/disintegration.  The Nuussuaq Peninsula is just north of Disko Island in West Greenland and is home to many alpine glaciers and small ice caps.  Here we examine the furthest west group of alpine glaciers on the peninsula.  This group is 125 km west of the ice …

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