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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.
 

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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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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.
Ian Joughin, PSC/APL/UW

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