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January 9, 2017
Coronation Glacier, Baffin Island Retreat Leads to Building a New Island
A Landsat image from 1989 and a Sentinel 2 image from2016 illustrate the retreat of Coronation Glacier. Red arrows indicate the 1989 terminus and yellow arrows the 2016 terminus location. Purple numbers 1-5 indicate locations of tributary retreat or thinning. Purple numbers 6-9 are icecaps that did not retain snowcover in 2016. Coronation Glacier is the largest outlet glacier of the Penny Ice Cap on Baffin Island. The glacier has …