TITLE

Recession, thinning, and slowdown of Greenland's Mittivakkat Gletscher

AUTHOR(S)
Mernild, S. H.; Knudsen, N. T.; Yde, J. C.; Hoffman, M. J.; Lipscomb, W. H.; Fausto, R. S.; Hanna, E.; Malmros, J. K.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Cryosphere Discussions;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p2005
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the changes of Mittivakkat Gletscher glacier in Greenland with observation that it have thinned and receded throughout the past several decades. It documents changes with surface velocity measurements and long-term mass balance observations. It is noted that the glacier shrank by 18 percent in surface area, 20 percent in mean ice thickness, and 33 percent in volume between 1986 and 2011.
ACCESSION #
77904590

 

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