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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2200 on: March 06, 2021, 08:26:14 AM »
Pretty large calving as well. What are the beginning and ending dates for the gif?

March 1st and 5th


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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2202 on: April 19, 2021, 03:26:32 PM »
Is Jakobshavn appearing to be very active especially for this time of year?
Not in my opinion, there have been a couple of calvings under cloud cover and the recent new moon tides led to a clear out of the fjord. The only unusual thing I've noticed is a crack/stream south and a little east of the upstream round feature, but after a fairly dramatic appearance it's slowly disappearing into the background.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2203 on: April 19, 2021, 11:37:04 PM »
April 18th vs 4th.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2204 on: April 19, 2021, 11:55:23 PM »
Nice calving...mainly breaking up into bergy bits.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2205 on: April 29, 2021, 11:58:27 PM »
April 24th vs 29th.

Calvings some places, advances other places. Calving fronts have sharpened up nicely. Snowcover on the rocks fading quickly. Sea ice and slush completely dynamic.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2206 on: April 30, 2021, 07:15:58 AM »
That stream on the north side of the southern branch seems to be separating and turning into a small separate glacier. Lots of calving there.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2207 on: May 02, 2021, 07:38:02 AM »
BOOM!

April 29th - May 1st (2.2 MB GIF)


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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2208 on: May 02, 2021, 08:07:19 AM »
Bit early, isn't it ?

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2209 on: May 02, 2021, 08:49:33 AM »
A massive calving took place at Jakobshavn between April 30 and May 1 2021.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2210 on: May 02, 2021, 10:50:30 AM »
massive bergs too, probably the full moons tides caused enough melt and gave enough bouyancy to lift those giants over the cill, are there more down there or will we see a rapid retreat for a while?
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« Reply #2211 on: May 03, 2021, 01:22:49 AM »
The first thing I noticed from this latest event was how far away those large chunks ended up. The last one I remember with bergs this big, they stopped pretty close to the calving front.

I just wish I'd been there to see this one. Must have been a hell of a show. :-)

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2212 on: May 03, 2021, 08:28:34 AM »
Extreme zoom on the bergs from that last calving. Note the scale at bottom right.


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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2213 on: May 04, 2021, 08:51:50 AM »
Jakobshavn : Another brick in the wall

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2214 on: May 04, 2021, 03:05:48 PM »
Interesting to see how the 1st of May image has calved those very deep blue icebergs. I've been told they blue features are refrozen lakes but I wonder if that really is the case. If they are refrozen lake remnants they are travelling deeper in the ice-stream and not on the surface.

ps. Espen what is that shadowy artefact in front of the calving front - is that a base-DEM used for hill-shading?

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2215 on: May 04, 2021, 03:40:33 PM »
Interesting to see how the 1st of May image has calved those very deep blue icebergs. I've been told they blue features are refrozen lakes but I wonder if that really is the case. If they are refrozen lake remnants they are travelling deeper in the ice-stream and not on the surface.

ps. Espen what is that shadowy artefact in front of the calving front - is that a base-DEM used for hill-shading?

Those artefacts in front of the calving front, is something I never noticed before, they are seen this season in front of other glaciers too like Zachariae Isstrøm.
The deep blue ice colors is due to the density of the icebergs, is my call?
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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2216 on: May 04, 2021, 04:59:28 PM »
Those artefacts in front of the calving front, is something I never noticed before, they are seen this season in front of other glaciers too like Zachariae Isstrøm.

The deep blue ice colors is due to the density of the icebergs, is my call?
Where do you get the image-data from?

The deep blue could be like that since it's a very recent calving, further down the fjord nothing is as blue as in the attached pic.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2217 on: May 04, 2021, 05:14:17 PM »
The artifacts are not visible on playground hub, here or elsewhere, so for now I'm assuming they're something to do with Ecovery. "very deep blue icebergs" The first time these emerged there was a giant that had an upturned keel shape, since which time I've taken them to be deep frozen ice from the base of the fjords eased by tidal water penetration combined with small tidal flexing of the landmass, and still guessing, they're carried downstream beneath a huge overburden of ice, get stuck at the cills and then are released at a time when there's an extreme tidal range.
I underestimated the size of the berg I measured, assuming it to be adjacent to another,

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2218 on: May 04, 2021, 07:21:57 PM »
Those artefacts in front of the calving front, is something I never noticed before, they are seen this season in front of other glaciers too like Zachariae Isstrøm.

The deep blue ice colors is due to the density of the icebergs, is my call?
Where do you get the image-data from? From the ESA Copernicus site.

The deep blue could be like that since it's a very recent calving, further down the fjord nothing is as blue as in the attached pic.
My theory is it similar to black ice with very little air (bubbles) inside resulting in higher density.
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« Reply #2219 on: May 04, 2021, 10:40:10 PM »
Jakobshavn Isfjord: Still counting - This calving session is unusually long for any time in a season.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2220 on: May 04, 2021, 10:46:42 PM »
Very impressive, and not just the main South branch, also the North branch as well as the side flow in the north wall of the South branch.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2221 on: May 04, 2021, 11:07:08 PM »
Here is status of lost / calved ice between April 29 and May 4 2021:
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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2222 on: May 05, 2021, 09:14:12 PM »
Thought I'd bump up this bed elevation image again, detail and original

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2223 on: May 07, 2021, 07:59:35 PM »
Interesting paper   about upstream jakobshavn and great selection of images, for instance
Fig. 7. Subglacial water flowpaths for DEMs in Figure 5 with mass conservation topography (a) and the first three geostatistical realizations (b–d). This shows that the main channel is reproduced in each DEM, whereas smaller tributaries vary across realizations. The water routing is superimposed on hillshade topography and plotted on a power 10 scale for visualization.

A-team posted extracts from this a while ago so perhaps a boost for recent members

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2224 on: May 11, 2021, 11:43:06 PM »
Still movement, and perhaps more to come soon, 8/10 may

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2225 on: May 14, 2021, 03:07:47 AM »
Finally, clear Sentinel images of the latest calving. Had to go back to May 4th to get a clean 'before' image, 'after' is dated May 11.

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« Reply #2226 on: May 14, 2021, 10:21:35 PM »
And another one today, it looks like. But sentinel images aren't in yet.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2227 on: May 15, 2021, 04:48:26 AM »
From #2224 above: An interesting feature that is slightly visible in the “before” picture but much more prominently in the “after” picture.

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« Reply #2228 on: May 15, 2021, 09:38:15 AM »
"Interesting feature" didn't notice it but looking closer it actually moves about 400m between the two shots.
 I have wondered that if the giant icebergs really are blocks released from the depths when they would make their rise to the surface visible, the calving front is above a very deep chasm now and I'm assuming that slowly gets filled with seawater during every full/new moon tidal cycle giving a boost to these rising giants.
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« Reply #2229 on: May 15, 2021, 10:19:31 AM »
Jakobshavn Isfjord - Here we go again, another big one - May 13 and May 14 2021:

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2230 on: May 15, 2021, 11:41:37 AM »
There was also a calving event between 11 May and 13 May! (I was wondering where those blocks on the new North Branch had gone.)

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« Reply #2231 on: May 15, 2021, 10:07:07 PM »
Jakobshavn Isfjord - Another heavy calving happened between May 14 and May 15 2021, sorry for the obscure UFO standard imagery.
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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2232 on: May 15, 2021, 11:25:20 PM »
Espen, if you feel inclined, a broader view of the progress of the bergs down the fjord would be much appreciated.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2233 on: May 17, 2021, 06:42:40 PM »
Big calving confirmed with S1B on 16.5. Judging by the length of the shadow from the calving front the ice cliff is as high or higher than I've ever seen before. Data downloaded from polarview as GeoTIFF and imported to SNAP.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2234 on: May 17, 2021, 07:41:26 PM »
As a hard rock geologist (or once-upon-a-time student thereof), I wonder at the lineation circled below.  Is it a 'mega-groove" created by the glacier when it was much thicker or is it associated with the bedrock geology? (A half-hour internet search revealed only that the lineation shows up in different types of imaging.)
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« Reply #2235 on: May 17, 2021, 07:48:26 PM »
It looks like a physical fracture in the radar image. These must be common in bedrock that has been below substantially more ice during the ice ages(?) - this can be seen in Scandinavia too.

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2236 on: May 17, 2021, 08:45:44 PM »
Just a question:
There have been several major calvings at Jakobshavn in the last weeks. How far is the actual calving front away from its historically highest upstream position?
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« Reply #2237 on: May 17, 2021, 08:55:04 PM »
As a hard rock geologist (or once-upon-a-time student thereof), I wonder at the lineation circled below.  Is it a 'mega-groove" created by the glacier when it was much thicker or is it associated with the bedrock geology? (A half-hour internet search revealed only that the lineation shows up in different types of imaging.)

No idea but it is cool.

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« Reply #2238 on: May 17, 2021, 09:35:23 PM »
Jakobshavn Isfjord - Another one of them calvings - May 15 - May 16 - 2021

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« Reply #2239 on: May 17, 2021, 09:59:26 PM »
As a hard rock geologist (or once-upon-a-time student thereof), I wonder at the lineation circled below.  Is it a 'mega-groove" created by the glacier when it was much thicker or is it associated with the bedrock geology? (A half-hour internet search revealed only that the lineation shows up in different types of imaging.)

I've no idea at all, but it reminds me of features I've walked on, where glaciers have melted back significantly. Here's 2 pics from my backpacking trip last summer. In the center of the first image you can see a horizontal line halfway up the valley side. 2nd image is taken from a path on that exact spot. A glacier used to fill that valley.




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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2240 on: May 17, 2021, 10:36:57 PM »
Another half-hour found this paper:
Precambrian geology of Nuussuaq and the area north-east of Disko Bugt, West Greenland

    July 1999Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland 191

DOI:10.34194/ggub.v181.5108
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Adam A. Garde
Agnete Steenfelt
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Top image below from an Espen 2013 post  I see a second parallel lineation ~1 km north of the earlier-post circled one.
Bottom image is an extract from the referenced paper (with area of interest circled in red).  The southern edge of the "Supracrustal rocks" on the map does not match either lineation on the ground. (Either they are 'not related' or the map has an error.  I'll presume 'not related' without additional information.  I see a bit of broad  lineation on the image below that matches some of the northern edge of "supracrustal rocks" and a thin one above that.) The following is not a single quote and editorial liberties have been taken...
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A description of the Nunatarsuaq domain:  fine-grained, commonly banded [gneissic], light to dark grey biotite-bearing rocks of tonalitic-trondhjemitic composition. Migmatitic appearance and pegmatitic schlieren are common. The gneisses have been folded together with large units of supracrustal rocks which are dominated by metasediment.  Not definite, but some evidence suggests that the orthogneisses intruded the supracrustal rocks.


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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2241 on: May 17, 2021, 10:49:45 PM »
A new science paper

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« Reply #2242 on: May 18, 2021, 12:06:38 AM »
A coastal survey in the southern part of the Palaeoproterozoic Rinkian fold belt, central West Greenland
Article in Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland · December 2002
DOI: 10.34194/ggub.v191.5109

S. Piazolo,University of Leeds
Kristine Thrane, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Here is a slightly more detailed geologic map on the area of my interest. See map excerpt with red-circled area below.  The black dashes are shear zones.

It appears a major suture between ancient tectonic plates occurs in Illulissat Fjord (aka Jakobshavn Fjord): The Nagssugtoqidian Belt is to the south and the Rinkian Belt is to the north.
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... One of these concerns the boundary zone between the Nagssugtoqidian and Rinkian orogenic belts in central West Greenland (van Gool et al. 2002, this volume, fig. 1). It is quite possible that the two belts formed contemporaneously within a common, or at least related, plate-tectonic setting. However, the structural styles of the two belts are different; ...
This suture zone may be the reason Jakobshavn Glacier formed where it did - a zone of least resistance.
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« Reply #2243 on: May 18, 2021, 10:19:48 AM »
The granite/gneiss bedrock under the Archipelago Sea is very cracked, I'd imagine because it has been under 2km of ice repeatedly and the elastic and isostatic rebound has cracked it?


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« Reply #2244 on: May 18, 2021, 05:48:34 PM »
Here is one for Johnm33:

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Re: Jakobshavn Isbræ / Ilulissat Isfjord / West Greenland
« Reply #2245 on: May 19, 2021, 08:54:27 AM »
Jakobshavn Isfjord:

A lot of action since May 14 2021, notice a new big piece is to leave soon (southern branch).

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« Reply #2246 on: May 19, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »
Jakobshavn Isbræ - Now very close to record retreat - Actually yesterday (May 18 2021) position is  deeper than it was on August 14 2015 before the record calving and retreat August 14 - August 16 2015 https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,154.msg60840.html#msg60840

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« Reply #2247 on: May 19, 2021, 10:44:01 AM »
Thank you Espen.
Is it true then that JH is in record retreat for the date? May is quite early for calving so much I think.

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« Reply #2248 on: May 19, 2021, 11:00:08 AM »
I think Espen meant that the calving front is now receded further than just before the monster calving event in 2015.

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« Reply #2249 on: May 19, 2021, 11:06:44 AM »
Thank you Espen.
Is it true then that JH is in record retreat for the date? May is quite early for calving so much I think.

Yes I am very sure it is, but glaciers like Jakobshavn Isbræ and Zachariae Isstrøm dont really care anymore what time of the year it is, unlike Petermann Gletscher and Ryder Gletscher they need some assistance from the summer "heat".
Have a ice day!