Kangerlussuaq Glacier

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Kangerlussuaq Glacier
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Kangerlugssuaq Glacier
Location within Greenland
Location within Greenland
Location within Greenland
Location Greenland
Coordinates 68°38′N 33°0′W / 68.633°N 33.000°W / 68.633; -33.000Coordinates: 68°38′N 33°0′W / 68.633°N 33.000°W / 68.633; -33.000
Terminus North Atlantic Ocean

Kangerlussuaq Glacier (Greenlandic: Kangerlussuaq, meaning 'large fjord'; old spelling Kangerdlugssuaq) is the largest glacier on the east coast of the Greenland ice sheet.[1] It flows into the head of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord, the second largest fjord in East Greenland.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier". United Nations Environment Programme. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Kangerlussuaq Gletscher". Mapcarta. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 

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  • Glaciers Not On Simple, Upward Trend Of Melting sciencedaily.com, Feb. 21, 2007 "Two of Greenland's largest glaciers (Kangerdlugssuaq and Helheim) shrank dramatically ... between 2004 and 2005. And then, less than two years later, they returned to near their previous rates of discharge.