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Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier retreating at record speeds

Ilulissat - One of Greenland’s largest glaciers is moving at speeds never before recorded. In the process it’s moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at record rates.

Mega-canyon bigger than Grand Canyon found below Greenland's ice

Scientists have mapped a previously unknown canyon entombed below two kilometers of ice in Greenland. The discovery was made by a group of scientists from Bristol University’s School of Geographical Sciences in the UK.

Greenland Ice Sheet melt 'unprecedented' in 2012

After 2012's unprecedented melting of Greenland's Ice Sheet, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) last week launched a new website dedicated to providing up to date satellite data and scientific analysis of what is happening in Greenland.
 

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Iceberg from Jakobshavn Isbræ  Disko Bay  Greenland.  Jacobshavn Glacier is retreating at an accele...
Iceberg from Jakobshavn Isbræ, Disko Bay, Greenland. Jacobshavn Glacier is retreating at an accelerating rate. Once icebergs calve from Jakobshavn Isbræ they float roughly 60 kms down the fjord, often become trapped in a shallow region where the fjord enters Disko Bay, near Ilulissat.
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Retreat of the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland between 1851 and 2006. Since 2000 the speed of retrea...
Retreat of the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland between 1851 and 2006. Since 2000 the speed of retreat has picked up markedly
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