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500 viewsTide cracks in the sea ice around grounded icebergs; the trail made by the front loader used to collect glacier ice for melting runs through the middle.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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495 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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492 viewsThe river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. It was a block from the main street. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey rocks surrounding the river are not ice, as some have asked me.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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491 viewsAndy Mahoney poses on sea ice with open water behind him.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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486 viewsDogs guard the houses in Qaanaaq
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
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486 viewsA dog team hugs the coast to avoid the wide expanse of water and thin ice.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney
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481 viewsA view of the entire town of Kanger from the top of a nearby hill. You can see the landing strip and airport in the background and the series of buildings that form the main street in the foreground. I was expecting snow and ice when I showed up, but my first experience in Greenland was drab, rocky hills and sandy terrain. The weather was brisk but not very cold.

Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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478 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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475 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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468 viewsThe ice-covered Inglefield Fjord lies in the background behind the town of Qaanaaq.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
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464 viewsThree stone inukshuks on the hillside behind Qaanaaq are often used as trail markers or to herd caribou for hunting purposes.
Image courtesy Andy Mahoney.
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462 viewsAnother view of the C-130.
Photo by John Maurer, CIRES/NSIDC, University of Colorado.
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