Daugaard-Jensen Glacier

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Photograph of Daugaard-Jensen Glacier taken from a helicopter

Daugaard-Jensen Glacier (71°46′N 029°15′W / 71.767°N 29.250°W / 71.767; -29.250), is a large glacier located on the southeast coast of Greenland. It drains an area of 50,150 km² of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a flux (quantity of ice moved from the land to the sea) of 10.5 km3 per year, as measured for 1996.[1] It is one of the main producers of icebergs to the north of Iceland.[2]


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  2. ^ Reynisson R.F., Jacobsson S.P. (2009). "Xenoliths of exotic origin at Surtsey volcano, Iceland". Surtsey Research 12: 21–27.