SVS-CSB: Poster of the Jakobshavn Glacier Calving Front Recession from 1851 to 2010
Entry ID: SVS-CSB_JakobshavnGlacier1851-2009

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Abstract: The Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, also known as Sermeq Kujalleq, is located on the west coast of Greenland at Latitude 69 degrees N. The ice front, where the glacier calves into the sea, receded more than 40 km between 1850 and 2010. Between 1850 and 1964 the ice front retreated at a steady rate of about 0.3 km/yr, after which it occupied approximately the same location until 2001, receding 10km in ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 86.0   S: 56.0   E: -9.0   W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cindy Starr, Horace Mitchell, and Lori Perkins
Dataset Title: Orthographic View of Jakobshavn Calving Front: 1851 to 2010
Dataset Release Date: 2010-12-09
Dataset Publisher: NASA/SVS
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1851-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-09
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Data Center
Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: SVS-CSB_JakobshavnGlacier1851-2009

Data Center Personnel
Email: horace.g.mitchell at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Phone: 301-614-5707
Fax: 301-614-5666
Email: Robert.A.Bindschadler at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Weidick, A. and Bennike, O.: Quaternary glaciation history and glaciology of Jakobshavn Isbrae and the Disko Bugt region, West Greenland: a review.

Ian Joughin, Waleed Abdalati and Mark Fahnestock, 2004, Large fluctuations in speed on Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier. Nature 432, 608-610, doi:10.1038/nature03130
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-22
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