Thinning and slowdown of Greenland's Mittivakkat Gletscher

Mernild, S. H.; Knudsen, N. T.; Hoffman, M. J.; Yde, J. C.; Lipscomb, W. H.; Hanna, E.; Malmros, J. K.; Fausto, R. S.
October 2012
Cryosphere Discussions;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p4387
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the changes in the Mittivakkat Gletscher (MG) glacier in Greenland between 1986 and 2011. The study evaluates the bed topography, ice thickness, and surface elevation of MG based on monopulse radio-echo soundings. Result shows that the mean ice thickness of the glacier decreased by 15%, while its volume is reduced by 30%. Moreover, such changes are accounted on summer warming and lesser snowfall during winter.


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