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The state of Glaciers in GreenlandThe state of Glaciers in Greenland
Changes in glaciers and ice caps provide some of the clearest indicators of climate change and this highly sensitive region is profoundly effected by subsequent changes in weather patterns. The precipitation/freeze/melt cycle of glaciers provides a constant source of fresh water and currently, glaciers store around 75% of the World's fresh water supply. Jakobshavn Glacier in the Illulissat Icefjord is the single largest contributor to sea level rise in the Northern Hemisphere and is but one of many in Greenland which has been documented to be melting faster, doubling it’s rate of melt between 1985-2001. If all of the ice in Antarctica were to melt, the Global sea level would rise by 7m. If The same were to occur in the Arctic, the sea level rise would be by 70m. FILM: This Icy World
Greenland mountains stick out the ice shield
Glacier from above
Glacier from the air
Leading edge of the Store Glacier, Greenland
Ice canyon in the Store Glacier
Detail of glacial ice
Aerial view of the Store Glacier in North West Greenland
Icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland
Icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland
Foggy peak in Uummannaq, Greenland
Icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland
Icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland
Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland
Seal hunters near Ilulissat, Greenland
Iceberg, Ilulissat Icefjord