Kjer Glacier

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Kjer Glacier
Location within Greenland
Location within Greenland
Location within Greenland
Location Melville Bay, Greenland
Coordinates 75°3′N 57°35′W / 75.050°N 57.583°W / 75.050; -57.583Coordinates: 75°3′N 57°35′W / 75.050°N 57.583°W / 75.050; -57.583
Terminus Melville Bay

Kjer Glacier is a tidewater glacier in the Qaasuitsup municipality, located on the northwestern shore of Greenland. It drains the Greenland ice sheet (Greenlandic: Sermersuaq) southwestwards into Melville Bay.[1] The glacier front is located to the northwest of the Tuttulikassak nunatak, with the glacier constituting the northern end of Upernavik Archipelago.[1]

Administrative border[edit]

Main article: Qaasuitsup

Before the administrative changes on 1 January 2009 in the country, the border between the former Upernavik Municipality and the former Qaanaaq Municipality ran through Kjer Glacier.[1] Since then, both municipalities and the entire coast of Melville Bay are part of the Qaasuitsup municipality, at 660,000 km2 (254,827.4 sq mi) the largest municipality in the world.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  2. ^ "Fakta om kommunen" (in Danish). Qaasuitsup Municipality. Retrieved 3 September 2010.