Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Major ice calving from the Petermann Glacier

Image taken from the article cited in the text
On the 16th July, the Petermann Glacier, northwest Greenland lost an ice island around 120km2 in area. For a great comparison of satellite images from MODIS (before and after), see the following link:

A quote from the NASA Earth Observatory cover of the story suggested that this is the furthest back the ice front has been observed to retreat. Really interesting stuff. There are some great aerial photographs on this article too.

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