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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »
A large claving session happened at Helheim Gletscher between March 26 and April 7 2016
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #101 on: May 22, 2016, 09:42:20 PM »
Calving action at Helheim Gletscher:
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2016, 07:12:24 PM »
The latest calving seen from above:
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #103 on: June 24, 2016, 08:58:39 PM »
Pretty good size calving recently, but flipping back through the images, it looks mostly like a conveyor belt.
http://glacierresearch.com/locations/helheim/realtime-images-terminus.html
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #104 on: July 28, 2016, 07:20:13 AM »
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2017, 02:00:55 PM »
Helheim Gletscher update:

Large calving observed at Helheim between December 29 2016 and January 4 2017.
At the same time we are into record retreat terratory.

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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #106 on: January 07, 2017, 02:18:27 PM »
How does the location of the terminus compares to past summer and previous years ?

Thanks for the update Espen.
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Re: Helheim Gletscher / Fernisgletscher / South East Greenland
« Reply #107 on: January 07, 2017, 05:38:00 PM »
Where would we be without Espen?  I'm repeatedly grateful for you presence on these threads.

This calving broke up any consolidation/freezing-together of the debris (ice melange) floating in the fjord, so there isn't much winter left to form much of a buttress.  Given how active this glacier is, though, I'm not sure any buttress has been much of a deterrent to calving.  (From what I've read elsewhere, there appears to be different opinions as to how effective sea ice buttressing is for Greenland's glaciers.)
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