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July 29, 2013

Tracy Gletscher Retreat 1987-2013, Northwest Greenland

Tracy Gletscher in Northwest Greenland has experienced an accelerated retreat since 2000. Here we utilize Landsat imagery from 1987-2013 to examine this retreat. Rignot et al (2001) identified the centerline velocity as it entered the final fjord reach, 25-30 km from the terminus, of 500 m/year, with a thickness of 1200 meters. Sakakibara and Sugiyama (2018) noted an increased retreat of 360 m/year km from 2000-2014. They noted an acceleration of …