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Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« on: March 21, 2015, 07:29:33 PM »
My impression is that the great majority of Arctic glaciers that calve into the sea either do so outside of the Arctic Ocean, or directly into straits like the Nares and Fram Strait, where bergs are swiftly hurried south. I also note that the entire Norwegian and Russian coast is 100% free of calving glaciers, so that's more than half of the (theoretically) potential shoreline for calving.

Are these assumptions correct?

What glaciers *do* we have — apart from the detached ice shelves (with no glacier feeding them anymore) — that calve every year into the Arctic Ocean? And is the amount of such surviving icebergs in the Arctic Ocean significant?

Calving into a fjord that then leads out to the ocean is accepted!  ;D

(Edit: Found out I really meant the Ocean, not Basin.)
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Basin
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 07:36:12 PM »
There are glaciers calving from Norwegian glaciers (Svalbard, Jan Mayen) and Russian glaciers (various islands)
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 07:37:39 PM »
Yup, only not mainland, but definitely accepted! What about Greenland and Ellesmere? Any other Canadian islands, or Alaska?
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 08:04:28 PM »
And to be extreme (the most remote island Bouvet Island, not arctic but Norwegian).
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 08:06:47 PM »
There a few glaciers in Alaska, and a few from various Canadian Islands.
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 08:13:52 PM »
There a few glaciers in Alaska, and a few from various Canadian Islands.
That calve into the Arctic Ocean? Do they have names?
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 08:17:24 PM »
There a few glaciers in Alaska, and a few from various Canadian Islands.
That calve into the Arctic Ocean? Do they have names?

I believe they do. Try Devon Island, Coburg Island, Bylot Island just to name a few!

And if they dont have a name, you could probably find a billionaire to sponsor, as in the good old days when they were only millionaires. (Many place names in Greenland, Arctic Canada and elsewhere were named after sponsors, who paid the heroes)
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2015, 09:06:40 PM »
Thanks, Espen! I'll look more into it.

PS: What do you think would be the price in euros for having a 'Viddaloo Glacier'?
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2015, 10:06:36 PM »
That is a difficult one, too difficult to spell, I guess! ;)
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 07:27:12 PM »
Thanks, Espen! I'll look more into it.

PS: What do you think would be the price in euros for having a 'Viddaloo Glacier'?

Wait!  Wouldn't it be better for posterity's sake to pick something to be named after you that will be around for a long time?   ;D
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 07:49:15 PM »
Good idea, JimD! I could try with one of the new coal–fired power stations in China or India?

"The Viddaloo Super–Clean Coal Power Station".
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2015, 09:31:38 PM »
Make that China, as they are bound to misspell your name in India (Vindaloo).  ;)
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Re: Calving into the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 03:42:29 PM »
You don't have to go that far viddaloo. Buy these and shut them down. ;)
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