TITLE

Multi-decadal marine- and land-terminating glacier recession in the Ammassalik region, southeast Greenland

AUTHOR(S)
Mernild, S. H.; Malmros, J. K.; Yde, J. C.; Knudsen, N. T.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Cryosphere;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p625
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the net frontal position and area fluctuations using Landsat satellite data from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and glaciers and ice caps (GIC) in Ammassalik region, Greenland from 1972-2011. The study examined the data from 21 marine-terminating glaciers, the GrIS, and 35 GIC to observe the atmospheric air temperature, precipitation and ocean water temperature. The results showed that GrIs and GIC have slower area exposure rates than marine-terminating glaciers.
ACCESSION #
77747319

 

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