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Nioghalvfjerdsbrae

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Location  Greenland
Length  89,000 m
Area  103,314 km²
Width  20,000 m
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Terminus  Nioghalvfjerd Fjord, Greenland Sea
Terminis  Nioghalvfjerdsbrae, Greenland Sea

Nioghalvfjerdsbrae (79°00′N 025°00′W), sometimes referred to as "79 N Glacier", is a large glacier located in northeast Greenland. It drains an area of 103,314 km2 (39,890 sq mi) of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a flux (quantity of ice moved from the land to the sea) of 14.3 km3 (3.4 cu mi) per year, as measured for 1996.

Geography

The glacier has had an 80 km long and 20 km wide floating tongue, widening toward its terminus north of Lambert-Land. There are two calving fronts where the glacier meets the ocean, separated by Hovgaard Island. In August 1997 the southern calving front retreated by 5 km with no significant upstream thinning.

References

Nioghalvfjerdsbrae Wikipedia


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