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May 8, 2013

Puisortoq North Glacier Retreat Southeast Greenland

Puisortoq North Glacier southeast Greenland has experienced an increased rate of retreat since 2000. The retreat is expanding a fjord that begins just north of the Puisortoq Peninsula and west of the Otte Rud Island. In the assessment of Greenland glacier terminus change by the Glacier Dynamics Group, at Ohio State University Howat and Eddy (2011) observed the glacier retreat as 20 m in the 1990’s and 2 kilometers from …


October 12, 2012

Apuserajik Glacier Retreat, southeast Greenland

Anders Anker Bjørk at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen alerted me to the retreat of the Apuserajik Glacier (just south of Helheim Glacier), which is not a unique name for a Greenland glacier. Here we examined satellite imagery from 1986, 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2011 to document the retreat, development of a new island and the drainage of a former ice dammed lake. …