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Daugaard Jensen Glacier

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Location  Greenland
Termini  Greenland Sea
Area  50,150 km²
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Terminus  Nordvestfjord, Greenland Sea

The Daugaard-Jensen Glacier is a large glacier located on the southeast coast of Greenland.

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Map of Daugaard-Jensen Glacier, Greenland

The glacier was first mapped in 1933 by Lauge Koch during aerial surveys made during the 1931–34 Three-year Expedition to East Greenland (Treårsekspeditionen). It is named in honour of Niels Daugaard-Jensen, who was head of the Greenland department under the Danish Ministry of State and former governor (Landsfoged) of Northern Greenland.

Geography

Located in the northwestern side of Hinksland, it drains an area of 50,150 km² of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a flux (quantity of ice moved from the land to the sea) of 10.5 km3 per year, as measured for 1996.

With its terminus in the Nordvestfjord of the Scoresby Sound, it is one of the main producers of icebergs to the north of Iceland.

References

Daugaard-Jensen Glacier Wikipedia


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