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July 29, 2011

Umiamako Glacier Acceleration and Retreat

Draining the West side of the Greenland Ice Sheet just north of Disko Island, Umiamako Glacier unlike most of the others in the region reaches close to the end of its fjord. The glacier flows 50 km down this fjord, though in the last 10 years this distance has decline sharply. A recent paper by McFadden et al (2011) explores the dynamic changes of this glacier. The glacier was first …