You are browsing the archive for apuserajik glacier retreat Archives - From a Glacier's Perspective.

October 12, 2012

Apuserajik Glacier Retreat, southeast Greenland

Anders Anker Bjørk at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen alerted me to the retreat of the Apuserajik Glacier (just south of Helheim Glacier), which is not a unique name for a Greenland glacier. Here we examined satellite imagery from 1986, 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2011 to document the retreat, development of a new island and the drainage of a former ice dammed lake. …