TITLE

The ice-dammed lake Isvand, West Greenland, has lost its water

AUTHOR(S)
WEIDICK, Anker; CITTERIO, Michele
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Glaciology;2011, Vol. 57 Issue 201, p186
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the environmental history of the ice-damned lake Isvand in Greenland. It notes that in relation to the Little Ice Age (LIA) expansion of Kangiata Nunaata Sermia, Isvand has a unique history. A gradual growth of the lake came after the thinning of Kangiata Nunaata Sermia and the recession of the ice margin to Isvand. The recession has been interrupted by a readvance in the early 20th century but the magnitude of the recession of the glacier front is unknown. The position of the ice margin at the lake stabilized in 1960-1990. The drainage of the valley of Isvand is via Kangiata Nunaata Sermia to Kangersuneq fjord.
ACCESSION #
60513849

 

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