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Helheim Glacier

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Location  Sermersooq, Greenland
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Terminus  Helheim Fjord, Sermilik, North Atlantic Ocean
Similar  Jakobshavn Glacier, Owens Lake, Inyo Mountains, Petermann Glacier, Owens Valley

Water in helheim glacier makes its way to the ocean


Helheim Glacier is one of Greenland's largest outlet glaciers. It feeds the waters of the Helheim Fjord, a branch of the Sermilik (Egede og Rothes Fjord) system, where there are a number of other glaciers discharging such as the Midgard Glacier.

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Map of Helheim Glacier, Greenland

This glacier is named after the world of the dead in Norse Mythology.

Flying helheim glacier and fjords in east greenaland


RetreatEdit

Helheim Glacier accelerated from 8 km (5.0 mi) per year in 2000 to 11 km (6.8 mi) per year in 2005. Like many of Greenland's outlet glaciers it is the site of glacial earthquakes.

References

Helheim Glacier Wikipedia


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