Brief communication "Historical glacier length changes in West Greenland"

P.W. Leclercq, A. Weidick, F. Paul, T. Bolch, M. Citterio, J. Oerlemans

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Abstrakt

Past glacier fluctuations provide insight into glacier dynamics, climate change, and the contribution of glaciers to sea-level rise. Here, the length fluctuations since the 19th century of 18 local glaciers in West and South Greenland are presented, extending and updating the study by Weidick (1968). The studied glaciers all showed an overall retreat with an average of 1.2 ± 0.2 km over the 20th century, indicating a general rise of the equilibrium line along the west coast of Greenland during the last century. Furthermore, the average rate of retreat was largest in the first half of the 20th century.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)1339-1343
Antal sider5
TidsskriftCryosphere
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 15 nov. 2012

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  • Programområde 5: Natur og klima

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