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December 14, 2014

East Qorqup Glacier Terminus Disintegration, Greenland

Landsat comparison of Qorqup Glacier in 1993 and 2016. ┬áThe red arrows indicate the terminus position in 1993 and the yellow arrows the 2016 terminus. Upwelling at front at pink arrow in 2016. Qorqup Glacier (Qooqqup) is in southern Greenland near Narsarsuaq. The glacier divides shortly above the terminus into an eastern and western glacier branch. Kuussuup Sermia is a distributary glacier of the Qorqup. Here we examine Landsat imagery …