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June 18, 2013

Nioghalvfjerdsbræ (79) Glacier, Northeast Greenland

Nioghalvfjerdsbræ Supraglacial stream in 2011. The Northeast Ice Stream in Greenland taps deeper into the heart of the Greenland Ice Sheet than any other glacier system. The ice stream has high velocities extending 700 km into the ice sheet, much longer than even Jakobshavn, first figure. This makes it a potential weakness for the northern sector of the GIS. The ice stream has three major outlets the Storestrommen, Zachariae and …