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July 2, 2012

Sarqardliup Sermia Supraglacial Lakes

The progression of supraglacial lakes on the surface on particularly the western side of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the course of the melt season illustrates key processes. In this post we are looking at lakes on the surface of the ice sheet just south of Jakobshavn inland of the Sarqardluip Sermia terminus. Box and Ski (2007) surveyed over 300 lakes in this region and found that the maximum volume …