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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 …