Only for Connoisseurs of Glaciers
After years spent in the prison of curiosity, I realized Landsat 8 started to transmit from the extreme north of Greenland, on July 17 2016 after more than 3 years (May 17 2013) Landsat was back where I wanted them to be, and with the great assistance from our “room mate” Wipneus
, this came out:
The area I find most interesting up there is a place called Gertrud Rask Land , named after the wife of the Norwegian missionary to Greenland Hans Egede. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrud_Rask
Gertrud Rask Land is a relatively small “Land” in Greenland termilogy, its nothern part is only 3 seconds south of Kap Morris Jesup (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Morris_Jesup
) and only some 30 – 40 km away to the West of Kap Morris Jesup. But despite its small area Gertrud Rask Land contains a large amount of glaciers 15 – 20 depending of how you count.
But more interesting is the fact that Gertrud Rask land contains 3-5 of the most northerly glaciers in the world still depending how you count.
The glacier I have found most interesting of these 5 , is ASIF 83°36 N
(named after its northern position at terminus and in honour of the A
orum), since no one else bothered to name it I think it is appropriate we do, nor did I find anything written about this glacier?ASIF 83°36 N
is an outlet glacier, and in the image below you can see some of her calves, from the bottom of its feed there is about 8.5 km to the terminus and its width at terminus is about 3,2 km, so not realy a giant glacier the problem with all glaciers in Gertrud Rask Land including ASIF 83°36 N
is feed, there seems to be too little precipipation in most parts of the extreme north of Greenland, so most of these glaciers will probably “dry out” unless something else happen, maybe warmer weather will help for a while, who knows?ASIF 83°36 N
is marked with a red star *
on the image!Please click on the large image to enlarge!