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Cryosphere => Greenland and Arctic Circle => Topic started by: Espen on August 30, 2015, 08:10:10 PM

Title: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on August 30, 2015, 08:10:10 PM
Same sad story a little bit north of the Sverdrup Gletscher system, where retreat is seen across the board:

Please click on image to animate (very large).
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: oren on September 02, 2015, 07:26:05 AM
Including quite a few new rocky islands and almost-islands.
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on September 02, 2015, 05:50:38 PM
Including quite a few new rocky islands and almost-islands.

Yes it is more interesting and educating to study these glacier and their behavior over the last 30 years, than watching for instance Jakobshavn here and now.
The animation really shows how dramatic the changes are all along the North Western coast of Greenland.
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on March 29, 2016, 10:52:45 PM
Repost from https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1209.msg72647.html#msg72647

A "little" west of Sverdrup Gletscher we find Nansen Gletscher and Nordenskiöld Gletscher, both glaciers seems to be in spring mode:

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Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on May 06, 2016, 11:03:40 PM
Nuussuup Sermia is seen calving between April 3 and May 5 2016 (for location see map,top of the thread):
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on July 28, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
Nansen Gletscher - Another glacier in Melville Bay / Baffin Bay area that is worth reporting from.
As you you can see from the animation below this glacier is very active too, and it still looks pretty potent if you ask me?
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on September 28, 2017, 10:09:54 PM
Nansen Gletscher to Morell Gletscher Melville Bay in Baffin Bay North West Greenland.
Continuing retreat at most of the many glaciers in the northern part of Melville Bay, especially Nansen Gletscher is retreating and changing shape over the last 2 years (2015-2017).

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Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Shared Humanity on October 04, 2017, 02:50:29 PM
Wonderful animation!
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on April 18, 2018, 10:18:15 PM
Yearly update of Nansen Gletscher:

Another very potent glacier in the Melville Bay / Baffin Bay area, as you can see in the animation below the the calving activity is extreme and so the retreat.

A Nansen Gletscher: Heavy calving activity and retreat is seen in left part of the glacier, and very rough crevassing in the right part of the glacier.

B Nordenskiöld Gletscher: Moderate calving activity but retreat is clearly seen.

C
Breaking News Glade Hval Ø
Glade Hval Ø (Happy Whale Island) is the big history in this report, this new island is another island of many in this area of Greenland (Melville Bay)

L New melt lakes are formed on top of the ice sheet.
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Shared Humanity on April 18, 2018, 10:58:57 PM
Could that rough crevassing be evidence of cliff failures?
Title: Re: Nansen Gletscher to Morrell Gletscher / North West Greenland
Post by: Espen on October 25, 2019, 12:22:43 AM
A very heavy calving or almost an explosion happened today at Nansen Gletscher, sorry about the lousy resolution: