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March 10, 2013

Dexterity Ice Cap, Baffin Island

At the south end of Dexterity Fjord on the northeast coast of Baffin Island is an unnamed icecap that I will refer to as Dexterity Icecap. Gardner et al (2012). Gardner et al 2011 and Sharp et al (2011) both note that the first decade of the 21st century had the warmest temperatures of the last 50 years, the period of record. identified that the mass loss had doubled in …

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February 20, 2012

Penny Ice Cap southwestern margin retreat

Examination of 1991 and 2009 Landsat imagery highlights the retreat of the Penny Ice Cap at its southwestern margin. The glaciers and lakes in this region are unnamed. The Penny Ice Cap is one of two large ice caps on Baffin Island and is the southernmost of the two, with an area of more than 5600 square kilometers. On the east side the glacier exit the ice cap through spectacular …

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April 23, 2011

Penny Ice Cap Retreat, Baffin Island

The Penny Ice Cap is extends north from the Pangnirtung Pass regiion of Baffin Island .. To capture the majesty of the region, you have to turn to the artwork of Cory Trepanier, seen below is his Great Glacier study, not to the science data. The ice cap has been shrinking as evidenced by the retreat of a number of outlet glaciers. This post focuses on two of these glaciers. …

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