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11 October 2017

Steenstrup Glacier, NW Greenland Releases New Island in 2017

Steenstrup Glacier front in 2015 and 2017 illustrating location with respect to the new islands at: Red Head-red arrow, Tugtuligssup Sarqardlerssuua at yellow arrow , and the 2017 new island at orange arrow.  Yellow dots indicate icefront and purple arrow another future island to be released from the glacier.   Steenstrup Glacier is located at 75.2 N in Northwest Greeland terminating in Melville Bay. The glacier terminates on a series of …

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4 May 2015

Island Separates from Greenland Ice Sheet in 2014, Steenstrup Glacier

The retreat of outlet glaciers along the Greenland coast continues to change the maps of the region, Steenstrup Glacier located at 75.2 N in Northwest Greenland is an example of this. The glacier terminates on a series of headlands and islands, the glacier immediately to the south is Kjer Glacier. The boundary between Steenstrup Glacier and Kjer Glacier is Red Head, Steenstrup Glacier’s northern margin is near Cape Seddon. Here …

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17 November 2013

Steenstrup Glacier Retreat, New Island Generation NW Greenland

Steenstrup Glacier is located at 75.2 N in Northwest Greeland. The glacier terminates on a series of headlands and islands, the glacier immediatley to the south is Kjer Glacier. The boundary between Steenstrup Gletscher and Kjer Glacier is Red Head, Steenstrup Glacier’s northern margin is at Cape Seddon. Here we examine changes in the terminus position of Steenstrup and Kjer Glacier from 1999 to 2013. The retreat of the glacier …

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