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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 09:54:55 PM »
In some languages we have many words for snow and ice, but in others we dont!

Many word related to ice and snow originates from other languages than (Am) English.

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I believe there will be no substantiel calving this calender year.

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Now that the Superstars of the Glacier Stage are more or less inactive, we still have action in the Kjer Gletscher and Steenstrup Gletscher region. Within the latest 10 days massive calving events happened and the whole area is being reshaped, the separation between the 2 glaciers is almost complete now and will probably be a fact during this melting season. The newly released island Trekanten is still keeping the triangle shape:

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 09:46:36 AM »
Here is an example of fast ice in Kane Basin, attached to the Humboldt Glacier front. It has been subjected to above-zero temps for a long while, and the effects are showing - breakage, melt ponds, draining of ponds, more breakage. The high temps couldn't melt it all yet, though it's quite certain it will disappear by the time the melting season ends.
The animation runs from May 16th to July 21st, skipping 3-5 days at a time except at crucial points or where clouds prevent it. Please forgive the very crude date labels.

Oren , that is not fast ice it is ordinary sea ice.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: Today at 08:40:54 AM »
IJIS:

7,049,346 km2(July 23, 2017)down 9,685 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: July 23, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
There is no fast ice in the that area you need to go a bit further north to Hunt Fjord to find real fast ice, fast ice is a rare commodity in Greenland today and can only be found in very few places and Hunt Fjord is where you find almost all of it.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:51:10 AM »
IJIS:

7,059,031 km2(July 22, 2017)down 41,377 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 22, 2017, 09:15:26 AM »
IJIS:

7,100,408 km2(July 21, 2017)down 93,661 km2 and 2nd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:47:31 AM »
IJIS:

7,194,069 km2(July 20, 2017)down 96,509 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:47:01 AM »
IJIS:

7,290,578 km2(July 19, 2017)down 86,899 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:47:12 AM »
IJIS:

7,377,477 km2(July 18, 2017)down 101,850 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:09:56 AM »
IJIS:

7,479,327 km2(July 17, 2017)down 110,905 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
IJIS:

7,590,232 km2(July 16, 2017)down 83,771  km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Nuussuup Sermia - North West Greenland
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:55:47 AM »
Nuusuup Sermia is a tidewater glacier north west of Nansen Gletscher

This calf (indicated with a C) is the thickest I have come across in my studies of several glaciers in Greenland, the size of the tilted calf is approximately 1,000 meters by 700 meters, and I suspect the thickness of this glacier to be around 1000 meters:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:16:11 AM »
IJIS:

7,674,003 km2(July 15, 2017)down 121,129 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 15, 2017, 08:16:56 AM »
IJIS:

7,795,132 km2(July 14, 2017)down 131,187 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:27:59 AM »
IJIS:

7,926,319 km2(July 13, 2017)down 112,911 km2 and 6th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:15:38 AM »
IJIS:

8,039,230 km2(July 12, 2017)down 121,006 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:34:19 AM »
IJIS:

8,160,236 km2
(July 11, 2017)down 108,524 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 11, 2017, 05:33:00 AM »
IJIS:

8,268,760 km2(July 10, 2017)down 75,279 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Here we go again - Steensby Gletscher "The glacier that never calves":

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:27:04 AM »
IJIS:

8,344,039 km2(July 9, 2017)down 42,896 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:48:38 AM »
IJIS:

8,386,935 km2(July 8, 2017)down 53,402 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 08, 2017, 06:14:10 PM »
IJIS:

8,440,337 km2(July 7, 2017)down 66,437 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 07, 2017, 03:19:43 PM »
IJIS:

8,506,774 km2(July 6, 2017)down 66,161 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:52:49 PM »
IJIS:

8,572,935 km2(July 5, 2017)down 88,954 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:59:50 PM »
IJIS:

8,661,889 km2(July 4, 2017)down 80,041 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 04, 2017, 05:55:32 PM »
IJIS:

8,741,930 km2(July 3, 2017)down 79,674 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 03, 2017, 05:31:52 PM »
IJIS:

8,821,604 km2(July 2, 2017)and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Update:

Dramatic changes at Kjer Gletscher that pobably will result in a completely different and stronger flow of ice from the glacier. The new island Trekanten is still keeping its shape according to its name. And the separation from Steenstrup Gletscher is now almost complete. By the way an interesting part of Greenland to follow, now that the Superstars of the ice sheet are having a rest:

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But adding up to what we have seen until now, I do not expect a calving at Petermann this year, maybe a small piece will leave the glacier up front at starboard side.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: July 01, 2017, 10:24:04 AM »
IJIS:

9,030,644 km2(June 30, 2017)down 81,826 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:20:33 PM »
IJIS:

9,112,470 km2(June 29, 2017)down 91,845 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:35:12 AM »
IJIS:

9,204,315 km2(June 28, 2017)down 126,613 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 28, 2017, 05:41:19 AM »
IJIS:

9,330,928 km2(June 27, 2017)down 78,836 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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As noted above (Nice to see you back good old friend A-Team) large calvings seen between June 23 and June 26 2017:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:22:35 AM »
IJIS:

9,409,764 km2
(June 26, 2017)down 60,139 km2 and 5th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:23:56 AM »
IJIS:

9,469,903 km2(June 25, 2017)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 23, 2017, 05:26:44 AM »
IJIS:

9,656,277 km2(June 22, 2017)down 72,389 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:01:41 PM »
IJIS:

9,728,666 km2(June 21, 2017)down 88,994 km2 and 3rd lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:23:38 AM »
IJIS:

9,817,660 km2(June 20, 2017)and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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What you are seing is probably a string of melt ponds:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:30:36 AM »
IJIS:

9,982,791 km2(June 18, 2017)down 65,144 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 18, 2017, 12:08:18 PM »
IJIS:

10,047,935 km2(June 17, 2017)down 58,787 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:02:12 AM »
IJIS:

10,106,722 km2(June 16, 2017)down 50,383 km2 and 4th lowest measured for the date.

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Midgårdgletscher update:

In the fjord Sermilik where Helheim Gletscher is also situated we find Midgårdgletscher together with one of the arms of the Femstjernen Gletcher Roundabout, both streams are retreating into new record lows, not seen earlier in satelite history:

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Helheim Gletscher update:

As you can see in the animation below, Helheim Gletscher is calving and retreating into new record lows:

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