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...and another island on the western edge of Steenstrup Gletscher will be "born", but this may need some time as Steenstrup Gletscher is not retreating as fast as the Kjer Gletscher.

Wonderful work - I discovered this thread today and I liked reading/watching it. Thanks a million Espen

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Thanks Stephan :), yes opposite to the most of our planet, islands are born in the arctic, we will see a few being born on the west coast of Greenland and a very large one on the east coast within a few seasons from now. Espen
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Since I followed this thread back then and didn't hear a Long time from Trikanten I looked up the Position using Sentinetal Hub Playground and found that Trekanten is now a few Kilometers away from the calving front, the seperation of upper and lower Kjer Glacier has happend and a few small Islands surfaced...

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Welcome to the forum Ponderable, with a great first post.

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Glaciers continue to retreat.

I’m assuming these glaciers are not reverse slope glaciers? Meaning the glacier bed is above sea level.

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About 50 km east of Kjer glacier is the largest melt lake I have ever seen. It’s at least 5km long.
Has anyone seen one bigger?

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About 50 km east of Kjer glacier is the largest melt lake I have ever seen. It’s at least 5km long.
Has anyone seen one bigger?

there's a pair of lakes about that size where the main channel of Jakobshavn splits

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Kjer Gletscher - No text needed:
Have a ice day!

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Thank you Espen for the updates on this ongoing collapse.
Does anyone have a detailed map of the bathymetry under the glacier? I wonder what happens next.