Greenland-wide accelerated retreat of peripheral glaciers in the twenty-first century

L.J. Larocca, M. Twining–Ward, Y. Axford, A.D. Schweinsberg, S.H. Larsen, A. Westergaard–Nielsen, G. Luetzenburg, J.P. Briner, K.K. Kjeldsen, A.A. Bjørk

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The long-term response of Greenland’s peripheral glaciers to climate change is widely undocumented. Here we use historical aerial photographs and satellite imagery to document length fluctuations of >1,000 land-terminating peripheral glaciers in Greenland over more than a century. We find that their rate of retreat over the last two decades is double that of the twentieth century, indicating a ubiquitous transition into a new, accelerated state of downwasting.

Sider (fra-til)1324-1328
Antal sider5
TidsskriftNature Climate Change
Udgave nummer12
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2023


  • Programområde 5: Natur og klima


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