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.
, 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.
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.
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.