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Ocean to Ice Cap: Photo Essay

Christine Massey
University of Vermont
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Shortcut URL: http://serc.carleton.edu/31714

Location

Continent: Greenland
Country: Greenland/Denmark

Setting

Climate Setting: Polar
Tectonic setting: Craton
Type: Process


Elevation map of Greenland with GISP2 ice core drilling location. Details


Musk oxen in the near-shore open tundra, Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland, 1989. Details


Oblique aerial view of the Greenland ice sheet margin, West Greenland, 1989. Details


Meltwater ponds transitioning to non-ablation conditions (light-colored snow and ice in background), Greenland ice sheet, 1989. Details


Greenland ice sheet summit with GISP2 drill dome and tent city, 1989. Details


Description

Attached is a series of photographs showing a traverse of the Greenland ice sheet from its western margin at sea level, near Kangerlussuaq (formerly Sonderstrom Fjord), to the summit station at 3207m high. The photographs stem from the August 1989 field season of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2).


Greenland Elevation Map

Associated References

www.gisp2.sr.unh.edu/

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