Arctic Sea Ice : Forum

Cryosphere => Greenland and Arctic Circle => Topic started by: Espen on March 30, 2014, 11:32:49 AM

Title: Johannes V. Jensen Land / North Greenland
Post by: Espen on March 30, 2014, 11:32:49 AM
Above 83 North, in the land named after Johannes Vilhelm Jensen a Nobel Price author 1944 and not far away from Kap Morris Jesup we find some of the northern most glaciers in the world:
Moore Gletscher
Bertelsen Gletscher
Borup Gletscher
Ydun Gletscher
and some unnamed glaciers.

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Title: Re: Johannes V. Jensen Land / North Greenland
Post by: Espen on March 30, 2014, 01:28:21 PM
Here are some more Glaciers and Fjords etc. from the very far north:

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Title: Re: Johannes V. Jensen Land / North Greenland
Post by: Shared Humanity on March 30, 2014, 05:12:39 PM
I realize that my contributions (the source of which is profound ignorance) might be distracting, but from the Greenland topography map those sure look like some deep canyon rivers flowing into the McKinley Sea. If this area begins to have increased melt could these glaciers begin to mimic Petermann?

When you look at the rapid rise in land elevation around these glaciers, could melt actually cause these glaciers to accelerate more rapidly than Petermann?
Title: Re: Johannes V. Jensen Land / North Greenland
Post by: Espen on March 30, 2014, 05:45:23 PM
Shared Humanity;

I see what you mean, but it is more likely the Lincoln Sea area, further south and particularly  C. H. Ostenfeldt Gletscher, Ryder Gletscher and Steensby Gletscher in Warming Land, Wulff Land, Nares Land and Freuchen Land. .