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June 13, 2013

Qinngua Avannarleq Retreat, Southwest Greenland

Qinngua Avannarleq is at the head of Evighfjorden an arm of Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord in southwest Greenland. Leclercq et al (2012) notes the glacier is 15 km long and has an area of 57 square kilometers. They further note that the glacier retreated 0.5 km from 1850-1960. Here we examine Landsat imagery from 1996, 2000, 2009, 20011 and 2012. In each image the yellow arrow points to a tributary from the …