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January 12, 2013

Dodge Glacier and Storm Glacier Retreat, Northern Greenland

The Dodge and Storm Glacier are two glaciers that separate 1.5 km from the ice front around Kap Alexander (Cape Alexander) in northern Greenland. The glaciers are fed not by the main Greenland Ice Sheet, but a local ice cap. Lauge Koch (1928) documented this in his map from the expedition to the region in 1920-1923. The black arrows in the map from his expedition indicate the highest point of …


March 27, 2010

Petermann Glacier Retreat 2010-Rift Extension-2011 Update-2012 Update

The Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland is significantly different than the fast flowing large outlet glaciers, such as the Jakobshavn and Helheim Glacier we here so much about. It is also different from neighboring Humboldt Glacier. Petermann Glacier is much thinner at the calving front and moves much slower. The result is the volume flux from this glacier is much less than Jakobshavn which loses 40 cubic kilometers per year, …