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5 October 2011

New Islands Forming Kong Oscar Glacier, NW Greenland

Ongoing glacier retreat changes local maps. For alpine tt can be the formation of new lakes due to glacier retreat, the draining of a lake that had been dammed and the expansion of lakes or fjords. In the case of Greenland’s glacier that are not confined by a fjord it can be the formation of new islands. This is no longer a rare occurrence. A close look at many areas …

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