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Title: Jakobshavn Isbrę Calving Timelapse, May 10, 2008
Description: The Jakobshavn Isbrę is among the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. The Jakobshavn is an outlet glacier, one of the few places where the giant Greenland ice sheet can shed ice in the form of gigantic icebergs. This timelapse video (100x real speed) from glaciologist Mark Fahnestock shows one of these massive calving events. Notice the dark blue ice that surfaces when the iceberg flips over in the ice-choked Ilulissat icefjord. Time interval on this timelapse is 10 seconds per frame.
Location:Dry Valleys, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Keywords:ice, glacier, jakobshavn isbrę, greenland, calving, icebergs, timelapse
Big Ideas:Climate, Climate Change, Ice, Icebergs, Polar Geology
Links:Dispatch: On Speeding Glaciers and Huge Icebergs
Created By:Mark Fahnestock, University of New Hampshire
Copyright:2008 Mark Fahnestock, University of New Hampshire, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Attribute As:Created by Mark Fahnestock, University of New Hampshire for the Ice Stories project, © 2008 Exploratorium

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