Earth  ID: 3076

Jakobshavn Glacier Calving Front Recession Updated (2001-2004)

Jakobshavn Isbrae holds the record as Greenland's fastest moving glacier and major contributor to the mass balance of the continental ice sheet. Starting in late 2000, following a period of slowing down in the mid 1990s, the glacier showed significant acceleration and nearly doubled its discharge of ice. The following imagery from the Landsat satellite shows the retreat of Jakobshavn's calving front from 2001 to 2004. This animation is updated from #3053 and now includes the fall 2004 calving front derived from Terra/ASTER data.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
Waleed Abdalati (NASA/HQ): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Scientific Visualization Studio, and Goddard TV

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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+/Band Combination 3-2-1
05/20/2001, 05/23/2002, 05/19/2003
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This item is part of these series:
AGU 2004

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