Outlet glacier dynamics and bathymetry at Upernavik Isstrøm and Upernavik Isfjord, North-West Greenland

Authors

  • Camilla S. Andresen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Kristian K. Kjeldsen Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Benjamin Harden Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
  • Niels Nørgaard-Pedersen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Kurt H. Kjær Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v31.4668

Abstract

During the past decades, the Greenland ice sheet has experienced a marked increase in mass loss resulting in an increased contribution to global sea-level rise. The three largest outlet glaciers in Greenland have increased their discharge, accelerated, thinned and retreated between 1996 and 2005. After 2005 most of them have slowed down again although not to previous levels. Geodetic observations suggest that rapid increase in mass loss from the north-western part of the ice sheet occurred during 2005–2010 (Kjeldsen et al. 2013).

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Published

2014-06-25

How to Cite

Andresen, C. S., Kjeldsen, K. K., Harden, B., Nørgaard-Pedersen, N., & Kjær, K. H. (2014). Outlet glacier dynamics and bathymetry at Upernavik Isstrøm and Upernavik Isfjord, North-West Greenland. GEUS Bulletin, 31, 79–82. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v31.4668

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