Hans Tausen Iskappe
Hans Tausen Iskappe is an ice cap in northern Greenland. It is about 75 km from north to south and 50 km from east to west and sits on a 1000 m high plateau. Ice cores show it is around 3500–4000 years old. It formed since the Holocene climatic optimum of 6000-8000 BP.
It is the source of many glaciers, including Ymer Gletscher, Lurgletscher and the Tjalfe Gletscher. It is a well studied ice cap, and is important to understanding the last Climactic Optimum. (Holocene climatic optimum)
The future development of the ice cap is highly dependent upon summer temperatures.
- Hans Tausen Iskappe, North Greenland - Studies using an ice flow model
- "Early to middle Holocene valley glaciations on northernmost Greenland". Quaternary Science Reviews. 29: 3379–3398. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.044.
- Landvik et al 2001
- Paper on ice flow PDF