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October 18, 2016

Kangersuneq Qingordleq, Greenland Retreat Causes Separation

Landsat comparison from 1999, 2001, 2013 and 2016 of Kangersuneq Qingordleq.  Red arrow is 1999 terminus, yellow arrow is 2016 terminus.  Purple dots mark the transient snowline and the purple arrow a detached tributary.  Kangersuneq Qingordleq is one of the most southerly tidewater glaciers in Greenland.  It is a 15 km long glacier flowing from the mountains between Prince Christian Sound and Lindenow Fjord. It is more akin to an …