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Île de France / North East Greenland
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:30:00 PM »
This time we do the fever test at Île de France, an overlooked place but still interesting, it is clear the ice cap on this island is retreating by the years as can be watched in the animation below.
All images are from August in the respective months.
Notice the total absence of sea ice surrounding the island in 2013 (this also happened in 2002 and 2003), and will likely happen in 2014 too.

The island is situated just south east of Jøkelbugt, its length is ~ 32,5 km and the average width ~ 10 km and all together ~ 250 km2. The maximum height of the island is about 250 m.

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2014, 10:02:36 AM by Espen »
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Re: Île de France / North East Greenland
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 04:34:19 AM »
Nice animation Espen.  Starts the year I was born, and I have to say I'm aging better than the snow cap ;)

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Re: Île de France / North East Greenland
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 10:00:47 AM »
New animation 2002 is added:

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Re: Île de France / North East Greenland
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 06:58:41 PM »
Nice animation Espen.  Starts the year I was born, and I have to say I'm aging better than the snow cap ;)
Yes I think this small island with its ice cap and micro climate, tells a story about very different conditions in the the Arctic over at least the last 40+ years, why is this ice cap disappearing?

It cant be because of different rock conditions, I believe?


And somehow this small island explains much more than Petermann, Jakobshavn, Helheim, Zachariae and "few" more can?
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Re: Île de France / North East Greenland
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 08:02:47 PM »
So the question now is when will the last piece of the rocky coast of this island be seen from Landsat?
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Re: Île de France / North East Greenland
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 09:13:01 AM »
Fever test update, same situation as above, but with the melt speed over the last few years I believe the ice cover / ice cap at Île de France will be history in 15 - 20 years.
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