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A.P. Bernstorf Glacier

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A.P. Bernstorf Glacier, East Greenland

Here's an excellent high-resolution image from Flickr user FL370. The image shows two of the primary glaciers feeding into East Greenland's Kangerdlugsuak Fjord. Near the center is the A.P. Bernstorf Glacier, which is about 3.5 km wide at the point where it enters the fjord. At right is the smaller Fimbulgletscher, about 2.6 km wide. Close-up glacier shots like these are interesting, because the provide an opportunity to compare the positions of the glaciers with those recorded in Google Earth. Note the terminus of the A.P. Bernstorf Glacier, which has retreated about 3.3 km from its position in the Google Earth screenshot.


Here's another view of the A.P. Bernstorf Glacier, taken by Flickr user Neil Carey in 2004. This image faces in the opposite direction from the image above, looking down the glacier toward the fjord. The position of the glacier terminus in this image is very close to its position in the 2007 shot above, showing not much movement over this three-year period.

Photo (© Neil Carey)
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Photos taken: August 19, 2007

Photos by: FL370

Route: Unknown

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