This animation portrays the changes occurring in the surface elevation of the ice sheet since 2003 in three drainage regions: the southeast, the northeast and the Jakobshavn
4 ( ANI ): Researchers have suggested that Jakobshavn
Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that seems to be the fastest ever recorded.
In past years, the Jakobshavn
Glacier, located in the lower elevations of western Greenland, has experienced declines of nearly 100 feet in elevation over a single summer.
The giant glacier Jakobshavn
Isbrae, for instance, accelerated from 9.
The conclusion stems from research on Jakobshavn
Isbrae--a tongue of ice extending out to sea from Greenland's west coast--published in Quaternary Science Reviews.
One of the fastest-moving glaciers in the world, called Jakobshavn
(pronounced YAH-kubs-hav' un), is on Greenland's west coast.
Acceleration of Jakobshavn
Isbrae triggered by warm subsurface ocean waters.
The 318-berth Fram takes passengers to Eqip Sermia Glacier, a wall of ice that calves into the sea; icebergs in Disko Bay and at the mouth of Jakobshavn
Ice Fjord, a World Heritage Site; and Jakobshavn
Glacier, the worldOs most active glacier.
2008) 'Acceleration of Jakobshavn
Isbrae triggered by warm subsurface ocean waters', Nature Geoscience 1 (10), pp.
They released a fleet of 90 rubber duckies into a moulin, or hole, in the Jakobshavn
Glacier to learn how melting water moves through this massive, slow-moving river of ice.
The boat will voyage across the front of the Jakobshavn
Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day.
The stars' ship will sail across the front of the Jakobshavn
Glacier, which is one of the largest in Greenland.