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23 October 2018

Sermip Nunataa, Greenland No Longer a Nunatak

Sermip Nunataa (S) and nearby nunataks in 1993, Q, R and B in 1993 and 2018 Landsat images.  Red dots indicate the 1993 margin.  Sermip Nunataa (Nunatak-Island within ice sheet glacier) was a nunatak of the southern Greenland Ice Sheet between Sermilik Brae and Sondre Qipisaqqu Brae.  Here we examine changes from 1993-2018 of the margin of the ice sheet in the area and the impact on this and neighboring …

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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 …

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