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December 9, 2016

Norrearm Fjord Glacier Retreat, Greenland

Apostelens Glacier in Norrearm Fjord Landsat comparison from 1999 to 2016. Red arrows are the 1999 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2016 terminus location and purple arrows indicate an expanding bedrock ridge. “Apostelens” Glacier drains east from a peak of the same name into an arm of Norrearm Fjord, which in turn is part of Lindenow Fjord in southern Greenland. The glacier is a short distance north of Kangersuneq Qingordleq, where …


October 21, 2016

Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland loses its Glacier Connection

  Landsat image sequence from 1999-2016.  Red arrows mark the 1999 terminus, yellow arrows the 2016 terminus and the purple arrow a tributary that detaches from Semitsiaq (S). Tasermiut Sermeq (T) retreats from the fjord.  Tasermuit Fjord in southern Greenland is noted for its beauty, and until recently the fjord terminated at a glacier front. Currently no glacier reaches to the fjord. The retreat over the last two decades is …


December 6, 2012

Qaleraliq Glacier Retreat, Southern Greenland

Qaleraliq Glacier is in southern Greenland and flows into the Tasermiut Fjord. Glaciers in this region have experienced substantial retreat since 1990 Weidick et al (2012) and Howat and Eddy (2011). Howat and Eddy (2011) state that, “We find that 90% of the observed glaciers retreated between 2000 and 2010, with rapid retreat observed in all sectors of the ice sheet. The current retreat is accelerating and likely began between …


May 18, 2011

Kuussuup Sermia, southern Greenland Retrea

Kuussuup Sermia is an outlet glacier in southern Greenland, 61.3 N 45.3 W. It actually a distributary glacier, with three different termini all ending in proglacial lakes, of the Qooqup (Qoorup) Sermia. The latter glacier calves into a fjord. Kuussuup Sermia separates at 700 meters from Qooqqup and terminates at 100 meters. The glacier’s equilibrium line where accumulation equals snow melt approximately is visible both in a Landsat Image from …