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Glaciers of Greenland

Professional Paper 1386-C

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Abstract

Landsat imagery, combined with aerial photography, sketch maps, and diagrams, is used as the basis for a description of the geography, climatology, and glaciology, including mass balance, variation, and hazards, of the Greenland ice sheet and local ice caps and glaciers. The Greenland ice sheet, with an estimated area of 1,736,095+/-100 km2 and volume of 2,600,000 km3, is the second largest glacier on the planet and the largest relict of the Ice Age in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland also has 48,599+/-100 km2 of local ice caps and other types of glaciers in coastal areas and islands beyond the margin of the ice sheet.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Glaciers of Greenland
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1386
Chapter:
C
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
1995
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
p. C1-C141; 1 plate in pocket
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World