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September 4, 2018

Three New Islands Released from Devon Ice Cap, Canada

The northern coast of the Devon Ice Cap with Lady Ann Strait at the top in a 2000 and 2017 Landsat image indicating the development of islands at Cape Caledon, at yellow arrows. See map below.  The Devon Ice Cap on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic ice cap’s area has an area of 15,000 km², with a volume of 3980 km³. The ice cap has been the focus of …


November 22, 2013

Rink Gletscher, Retreat NW Greenland

Rink Gletscher is just east of Docker Smith Glacier in Melville Bay Northwest Greenland. It should not be confused with the large and more famous Rinks Isbrae 5 degrees latitude south. This is a minor outlet glacier with a 4 km wide calving front. GEUS Map McFadden et al (2011) noted that several larger neighboring glaciers in Northwest Greenland Sverdrups, Steenstrup, Upernavik, and Umiamako underwent signficant retreat, acceleration and thinning …