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Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« on: October 08, 2015, 09:18:56 PM »
Frederikshåb Isblink a large glacier/ ice cap in the South Eastern Part of Greenland, is showing substantial retreat and thinning in just one year.

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 10:00:05 PM »
Here is another animation showing Landsat 8 images over 3 years (2013-2014-2015):
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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 12:20:00 AM »
Espen, is there an image from October 2016 for this area, to compare?

I noticed it on the satellite because of the apparent coastal run-off showing at the moment. A search of the forum led me to your incredibly detailed animations here. Thank you!

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 12:40:12 AM »
In the lower left quadrant it looks like the ice expanded in one small area in 2014, however 2015 showed significant retreat.

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 01:01:54 AM »

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 02:17:27 AM »
crandles, that's a beauty shot--thanks. Do you have a date for it?

I'd love to see a Landsat 8 image from early October 2016---the magnification is incredible on the ones Espen posted. I don't know if there is some way to get that with the lance modis? Apologies, I am totally useless at anything techie. :)

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 06:58:08 AM »
crandles, that's a beauty shot--thanks. Do you have a date for it?

I'd love to see a Landsat 8 image from early October 2016---the magnification is incredible on the ones Espen posted. I don't know if there is some way to get that with the lance modis? Apologies, I am totally useless at anything techie. :)
The date of crandles' image is Sep 26 (day 270)
Landsat 8 images can be downloaded from https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
It's not the most user friendly site, but it's a good technological hurdle to overcome.

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 10:32:39 AM »
Alternatively you can use Amazon Web Services. They recently integrated Landsat 8 images into their Sentinel 2 image search. You can even look at the images in your browser without downloading them or using a special software.

http://sentinel-pds.s3-website.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/image-browser/#lat=62.556021746271504/lng=-49.88067626953125/zoom=10

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 11:45:12 AM »
Yes day 270. I looked though about a dozen days in Oct but they were cloudy or it had snowed after day 290.

Thanks Tealight.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 11:53:27 AM by crandles »

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 02:11:57 PM »
My thanks to you as well, tealight. I will have a closer look at AWS for sure. Finding my way around the various satellite image sites is a challenge, but also quite an addictive pastime. :)

crandles, yes, I saw the 2016270 on the image, so I knew it was year plus something---duh! haha


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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 02:14:07 PM »
oren, thank you for that link. I'll give it a try. :)

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2018, 09:22:20 PM »
Frederikshåb Isblink a large glacier/ ice cap in the South Eastern Part of Greenland, is showing substantial retreat and thinning in just one year.


Thanks for this interesting animation I just discovered.
I wonder when the big lake on the eastern side of this big ice field may find its way through the ice and possibly destroy parts of the south-eastern edge of it?!?

Is there an update available of the current status?
It is too late just to be concerned about Climate Change

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 10:07:24 PM »
The lake is Kangârssûp Taserssua and the ice holding it back seems to be about 500m across. I don't think it will hold for very many years.

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2020, 11:07:51 AM »
As reported by Mr. Ä the lake Kangârssûp Taserssua is getting closer:

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Re: Frederikshåb Isblink / South East Greenland
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 08:10:09 PM »
Are the two lakes (the big one in the east and the smaller outlet lake in the south) already connected below the ice?
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