Orthographic View of Jakobshavn Calving Front: 1851 to 2010

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Originator: Cindy Starr, Horace Mitchell, and Lori Perkins
Publication_Date: 20101209
Title: Orthographic View of Jakobshavn Calving Front: 1851 to 2010
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Publisher: NASA/SVS
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Online_Linkage: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003800/a003806/
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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 three years. After 2005 the single icefront had retreated enough to split into distinct fronts for the smaller, northern tributary and the main southern trunk. The icestream flows in a deep trough which ends near the current glacier terminus. The bedrock topography is expected to stabilize the location of the icefront for the near future as the glacier continues to drawn ice from Greenland's interior. The movement of ice from glaciers on land into the ocean contributes to a rise in sea level. Jakobshavn Isbrae is Greenland's largest outlet glacier, draining 6.5 percent of Greenland's ice sheet area. This image is generated with an orthographic camera set to view the range from 51.372 W longitude to 49.212 W and from 68.94 N latitude to 69.39 N. The Landsat image shown in the background is a false color image of data collected on July 29, 2009. credit:NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Historic calving front locations courtesy of Anker Weidick and Ole Bennike, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA.
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REFERENCE: 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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Beginning_Date: 18510101
Ending_Date: 20101209
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -9.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 86.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.0
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Contact_Person: ROBERT BINDSCHADLER
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Postal_Code: 20771
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Address: University of Colorado-Boulder/ CIRES
Address: Director of ESOC/Associate Professor of Geography
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309
Country: USA
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Address: Polar Science Center
Address: Applied Physics Lab
Address: University of Washington
Address: 1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98105-6698
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5707
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-221-3177
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-616-3142
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Robert.A.Bindschadler@nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: waleed.abdalati@colorado.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian@apl.washington.edu
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Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SVS > Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: HORACE MITCHELL
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Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: horace.g.mitchell@nasa.gov
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100114
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130122
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Postal_Code: 20706
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