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North Greenland ice islands

  • A. K. Higgins (a1)
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Large tabular icebergs derived from the glaciers which drain the north fringe of Greenland's Inland Iceoccur in many North Greenland fjords. Many have undulating surface topography resembling that of the ice islands calved from Ellesmere Island ice shelves. Semi-permanent sea ice in North Greenland fjords often prevents the escape of bergs, except in exceptional summers several decades apart, when the fjord ice melts completely and some bergs may reach the Arctic Ocean. Other possible sources for ice islands are small ice shelves and local glaciers along the north coast of Greenland.

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M. O. Jeffries 1987. The growth, structure and disintegration of Arctic ice shelves. Polar Record 23(147): 631–49.

D. C. Nutt 1966. The drift of ice island WH-5. Arctic 19(3): 244–62.

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Polar Record
  • ISSN: 0032-2474
  • EISSN: 1475-3057
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