Petermann Glacier

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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 Ryder 2019 project is a continuation of the expedition to the Petermann Glacier in 2015, where Martin Jakobsson also assumed the role of chief scientist.
Petermann Glacier, part of a unique ice-tongue fjord environment in a rarely studied region of northwestern Greenland, lost substantial sections of its ice tongue during major 2010 and 2012 calving events.
The glaciers studied were Petermann Glacier, Helheim Glacier, North-East Greenland Ice Stream and Jakobshavn Glacier. 
If Petermann Glacier does split, the resulting ice island would be approximately 150 to 180 square kilometres in size.
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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.
By the time the climategate investigation wrapped, researchers were openly speculating that global warming was to blame for the Petermann Glacier's unprecedented iceberg calving.
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.