Increasing mass loss from Greenland's Mittivakkat Gletscher

Mernild, S. H.; Knudsen, N. T.; Lipscomb, W. H.; Yde, J. C.; Malmros, J. K.; Hasholt, B.; Jakobsen, B. H.
April 2011
Cryosphere;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p341
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on increasing mass loss of the Mittivakkat Gletscher (MG) glacier in Greenland. It mentions that local glaciers marginal to the ice sheet retreat due to warming in Arctic regions. It notes a 2009/2010 mass loss record for the glacier which shows long-term observations of surface mass balance and glacier front fluctuations. It also points out that the said observations provide unparalleled documentation of its retreat which undergo climate warming.


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