Nordenskiold Glacier

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Photograph of Nordenskiold Glacier by United States Coast Guard

Nordenskiold Glacier (73°03′N 028°13′W / 73.050°N 28.217°W / 73.050; -28.217), is a large glacier located on the east coast of Greenland. It drains an area of 62,647 km (38,927 mi) of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a flux (quantity of ice moved from the land to the sea) of 10.7 km3 (2.6 cu mi) per year, as measured for 1996.[1]


  1. ^ Rignot E., Kanagaratnam P. (2006). "Changes in the velocity structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet". Science 311 (5763): 986–990. doi:10.1126/science.1121381. PMID 16484490.