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584 viewsView from the twin otter out onto the ice sheet: Jakobshavn glacier can be seen by the flow lines in this photo. Jakobshavn is Greenland's largest outlet glacier and the fastest moving glacier in the world.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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509 viewsLarge patterns in the ice near Jakobshavn glacier, viewed from the twin otter.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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499 viewsLarge crevasses in the ice near Jakobshavn glacier, viewed from the twin otter.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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467 viewsView from the helicopter at patterns in the ice sheet and blue melt ponds, near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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419 viewsView from the helicopter at patterns in the ice sheet and blue melt ponds, near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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368 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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404 viewsA close-up from the helicopter of the choppy ice near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. These patterns were almost as deep as a one-story house, I would guess.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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338 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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321 viewsView from the helicopter near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier, where the ice becomes very choppy.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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345 viewsA close-up from the helicopter of the choppy ice near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. These patterns were almost as deep as a one-story house, I would guess.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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347 viewsWe land the helicopter on the ice sheet near the coast by Jakobshavn glacier. The Danish pilot, Karl, is shown tip-toeing over to where we are. There are deep crevasses here to avoid stepping into, some of them possibly hidden under the snow. Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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625 viewsMuir Glacier, photographed by William O. Field on 13 August 1941 (left) and by Bruce F. Molnia on 31 August 2004 (right). From the NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection: Repeat Photography of Glaciers.
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