The glaciers studied were Petermann Glacier, Helheim Glacier, North-East Greenland Ice Stream and Jakobshavn
Caption: DIANE TUFT, Jakobshavn
Glacier, Greenland, 9:26 PM, 2016, Color pigment print, 45 x 60 inches
The researchers found that the studied glaciers are most susceptible to melting 10-30 miles inland, but one--the Jakobshavn
Isbrae glacier--is "particularly vulnerable to thinning because it flows through a very deep trough that extends deep into the ice sheet interior, making the ice thick and the surface flat," explains the study's lead author, Denis Felikson of the University of Texas.
Time-lapse video of ice discharge at the front of Jakobshavn
Glacier near Ilulissat, Greenland
Future flights will cover critical areas in central and southern Greenland, such as the worlds fastest glacier, Jakobshavn
Knud Rasmussen was born in Jakobshavn
(Illulissat) on the west coast of Greenland, the son of a Danish missionary and a mother with Inuit ancestry.
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.
The giant glacier Jakobshavn
Isbrae, for instance, accelerated from 9.
Especially prolific is the coastline's northern half, extending from Humboldt Glacier on Kane Basin down to Jakobshavn
Glacier on Disk [empty set] Bay.
During a four-week expedition to the Jakobshavn
Isbrae glacier in western Greenland last summer, Marco Tedesco of the City College of New York and his team recorded data on air temperatures, wind speed, exposed ice and its movement, the emergence of streams and lakes of melt water on the surface, and the water's eventual draining away beneath the glacier.
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.