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May 30, 2017
Upernavik, NW Greenland New Islands, Nunataks and Former Glacier Base Exposed
Upernavik Glacier in Landsat images from August 2000 and August 2016. Each Point is at the same location in both image, and the changes are noted in the discussion below. The same locations are also identified in the July 2001 and Aug. 2016 image below. Upernavik Glacier is on the NW Greenland Coast the next major outlet north of Rinks Glacier. Today the glacier has four separate main calving termini, that …