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June 12, 2012

Tiningnilik Glacier Lake, Greenland

Tininglilik ( also-Tininnilik) is a glacier dammed lake onn the southern margin of the Sarqardliup Sermia 30 km south of Jakobshavn Glacier. I first examined this lake during the UMaine research program on Jakobshavn in 1985. The lake periodically drains and refills over an approximate 10 year period. The lake has an area of 43 square kilometers when full and 20 km2 when empty, each emptying phase releases 2-3 cubic …