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6 December 2012

Qaleraliq Glacier Retreat, Southern Greenland

Qaleraliq Glacier is in southern Greenland and flows into the Tasermiut Fjord. Glaciers in this region have experienced substantial retreat since 1990 Weidick et al (2012) and Howat and Eddy (2011). Howat and Eddy (2011) state that, “We find that 90% of the observed glaciers retreated between 2000 and 2010, with rapid retreat observed in all sectors of the ice sheet. The current retreat is accelerating and likely began between …