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30 May 2017

Upernavik, NW Greenland New Islands, Nunataks and Former Glacier Base Exposed

Upernavik Glacier in Landsat images from August 2000 and August 2016.  Each Point is at the same location in both image, and the changes are noted in the discussion below.  The same locations are also identified in the July 2001 and Aug. 2016 image below.  Upernavik Glacier is on the NW Greenland Coast the next major outlet north of Rinks Glacier.  Today the glacier has four separate main calving termini, that …

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17 September 2011

Upernavik Glacier Retreat, NW Greenland

Box and Decker (2011) focused on the changes in the terminus of 39 Greenland Outlet glaciers from 2000-2010. Of these 35 had experienced net loss with the collective loss of 1593 km2 over the last decade. (Box and Decker, 2011). The retreat has occurred irrespective of the different characteristics of various glaciers (Bailey and Pelto, SkS) One of the glaciers in this group is Upernavik Glacier on the NW Greenland …

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