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July 10, 2015

Russell Glacier, Greenland Rapid Snowline Rise K-Transect 2015

Landsat Image based Watson River discharge sequence June 14-July 8, 2015 It was 30 years ago I first participated in Greenland Ice Sheet research, there was not much of it at the time.  However, there was the recognition of the importance for sea level rise with global warming, and this was driving an increase in research at that time. The level of research has increased exponentially in the last decade. One …


May 4, 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 …


April 2, 2015

Greenland Glacier Change Index

This is an index of posts on the response of specific Greenland glaciers to climate change.  In the 1980’s when I first worked on Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland there was not much research occurring on the glaciers.  Today in response to the dynamic changes discussed below and glacier by glacier in the index links, Greenland is the focus of numerous extensive, ongoing and important research projects. In 2015 scientists are gearing …


September 17, 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 …