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Advancing glaciers in North Greenland

In North Greenland, dry calving ice cliffs are an abundant feature but detailed investigations are limited to studies in the Thule area in the 1960s. Thus, the purpose of this study is to build a relevant basis for future process studies by: (I) determining the occurrence of ice cliffs in Northern Greenland, (II) classifying them by obvious morphological distinctions such as height and steepness and (III) give a first-order estimate on percentage of advancing vs retreating areas. Preliminary results from two locations are counterintuitive with a generally negative mass balance and a reduction of ice cliff height vs. a net advance of the cliff.

Time Period:
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018

Tips og Lottomidlerne (grönländische Lotterien)




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