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Mr. Ä

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This lake stays frozen most of the year but everything is warming and the icesheet holding it back will melt one day and the lake should drain, atleast partly. Might even be a big flood in a few years(decades?) as the lake is 10km wide. It's looks to be draining to north-west now, but if there is solid ground under that ice there the water level could stay high and later drain from north-east or south.

Anyone know if the lake has a name or what the mountains to it's north and west are called? I'm thinking the one to west is Sukkertoppen?


Picture is from end of august 2016 when the lake was mostly ice free.

https://imgur.com/a/ton0EcC

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Re: The lake between Sukkertoppen Iskappe and Greenland icesheet?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 07:52:47 PM »
Two years ago I spotted quite big icebergs in the lake, but just like you didn't find a name.

old thread:
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2149.0.html

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Re: The lake between Sukkertoppen Iskappe and Greenland icesheet?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 10:51:19 PM »
I got some maps from the region but none got a name for this particular lake (but I am sure there is a name), I found names of neighboring lakes see attached:
Have a ice day!