Petermann Glacier

Petermann Glacier

 

(Petermann Brae), part of the ice cap in northwestern Greenland. Petermann Glacier is 200 km long, with widths to 60 km. It extends into Hall Basin, where it ends in a thin, almost flat tongue that floats on the water. It was named in honor of A. Petermann.

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The glaciers studied were Petermann Glacier, Helheim Glacier, North-East Greenland Ice Stream and Jakobshavn Glacier.
GREENLAND Researchers working with NASA's Operation IceBridge have snapped a picture of a crack in the middle part of Petermann Glacier on Greenland's northern coast.
In their analysis of the radar data, the team discovered a continuous bedrock canyon that extends from almost the center of the island and ends beneath the Petermann Glacier fjord in Northern Greenland.
BBC2's new series Operation Iceberg started last night and tomorrow's concluding episode sees him and a scientific team on the Petermann GLACIER.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- This time-lapse video shows the calving of an ice island from Greenland's Petermann Glacier and the drifting of the ice down the fjord and southward through Nares Strait.
In the Northwest, the Petermann Glacier broke off a massive chunk of ice on July 16, the second huge iceberg calving in two years.
Such melting occurs about every 150 years, note researchers, who refrain from using any single event as evidence of climate change; such melting, along with the breakup of the nearby Petermann Glacier, could be a result of natural climate cycles or long-term climate change stemming from humans preference for fossil fuels.
Summary: An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken free from Greenland's massive Petermann Glacier.
Washington, July 18 ( ANI ): An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, researchers have revealed.
Dr Alun Hubbard of the University's Centre for Glaciology, has just returned from the Petermann Glacier in north west Greenland.
It could be that ordinary glacial dynamics were at work, and indeed, Petermann glacier "calves" (breaks off) icebergs routinely, although generally not ones so large as this.