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aerial photos of greenland and beyond

Glacier de France

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Glacier de France, East Greenland

Here's a great, sharp, high-resolution image of East Greenland from Flickr user starfrog007. The photo was taken about 120 kilometers northeast of the village of Angmagssalik, and shows the terminus of the Glacier de France at the bottom of the image. This glacier has a well-defined system of dark medial moraines, which can be seen clearly as dark stripes in the glacier. At the glacier's calving front, many icebergs can be seen floating in the waters of the Kangertittivatsiaq Fjord. Close-up views of a glacier's calving front like this one are a good way to measure glacial retreat; here, we see that the terminus of the glacier is in almost exactly the same location as in the Google Earth image, showing no evidence of retreat.


Photos taken: May 29, 2007

Photos by: starfrog007

Route: $route

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