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DrTskoul

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What was only a Nunatak (Nunataq) a few years ago is now a 7 km2 island of the coast of Kjer Gletscher, I decided to name it Trekanten in Danish (The Triangle) a more correct Greenland name wil be found, a lot of facts about this devellopment can be seen above in this thread:

Do you have the link for the previous picture ??
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So your forecast from last year proved correct. Another small chapter concluded on the GIS retreat story.
As to the shape of the new island, it seems to me that most of the triangle is old remains of the glacier? Just the left side is the actual island?

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What was only a Nunatak (Nunataq) a few years ago is now a 7 km2 island of the coast of Kjer Gletscher, I decided to name it Trekanten in Danish (The Triangle) a more correct Greenland name wil be found, a lot of facts about this devellopment can be seen above in this thread:

Do you have the link for the previous picture ??

Previous picture?
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Espen

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So your forecast from last year proved correct. Another small chapter concluded on the GIS retreat story.
As to the shape of the new island, it seems to me that most of the triangle is old remains of the glacier? Just the left side is the actual island?

The island may include other small islands now covered by ice/snow, but if it is one island or a group islands I think they will have the shape of a Triangle.
Have a ice day!

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Do you have the link for the previous picture ??

See this thread reply #1, #3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 34, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47

How many do you want?

DrTskoul

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Do you have the link for the previous picture ??

See this thread reply #1, #3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 34, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47

How many do you want?

 :P. Smart aleck..  ;D I thought I was in a different thread with multiple hundreds of messages
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Damn good eye Espen, and I haven't thanked you for your daily charts for some time. Solid, and much appreciated work all around!


Terry

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Thanks Terry

I really appreciate your comments, and I promise I will relatively soon present a much larger ice sheet released island.
Have a ice day!

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Thanks Terry

I really appreciate your comments, and I promise I will relatively soon present a much larger ice sheet released island.


Have you kept up with Flade Isblink over the years? I remember much discussion back in 2011 or 2012 on the blog, when Independence Fjord was breaking up for the first time. The "grooves" that may have matched up with the Ellesmere Shelves grooves still fascinate.
Far more research back then on my part. So many new and wondrous things to learn. Fast ice that had been in place for millennia, wrenched from the land on high tides.
Your spotting of the new Petermann ice island was a high water mark that we all took pride in.


Sorry for the rambling
Terry

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Great spotting Espen!

To celebrate the occasion I add a full 10m resolution image in true colour of Trekanten.

All you need to do now is get a ship, sail to the island and plant your flag ;D

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Update:

The separation of Steenstrup Gletscher and Kjer Gletscher is almost complete. And the shape of the new island Trekanten is keeping its triangle form:
Have a ice day!

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It look to me the wrinkled ice on the east is a remnant of the floating glacier. What's Madagascar in Dutch?

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It look to me the wrinkled ice on the east is a remnant of the floating glacier. What's Madagascar in Dutch?

I agree. You can make out the eastern edge of the island. Just follow the drop in elevation from the island to the remnant of floating glacier.

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Update:

The demolition of the former ice bridge between Kjer Gletscher and the "New" free island Trekanten is continuing, the triangle shape of Trekanten remains:
Have a ice day!

Espen

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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:
Have a ice day!

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Could you post a link to the glacier on the Sentinel playground please?

Edit: Found it here
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 09:31:28 AM by bairgon »

Espen

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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:
Have a ice day!

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Espen thank you for keeping us updated. The whole front is crumbling. This will probably speed up both glaciers, as they lose the buttressing of each other and the buttressing of the island.

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A lot of action. I still say the island is going to end up looking like Corsica.