A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland

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A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland. / Vermassen, Flor; Bjørk, Anders A.; Sicre, Marie Alexandrine; Jaeger, John M.; Wangner, David J.; Kjeldsen, Kristian K.; Siggaard-Andersen, Marie Louise; Klein, Vincent; Mouginot, Jeremie; Kjær, Kurt H.; Andresen, Camilla S.

I: Geophysical Research Letters, Bind 47, Nr. 4, e2019GL085954, 2020.

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Vermassen, F, Bjørk, AA, Sicre, MA, Jaeger, JM, Wangner, DJ, Kjeldsen, KK, Siggaard-Andersen, ML, Klein, V, Mouginot, J, Kjær, KH & Andresen, CS 2020, 'A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland', Geophysical Research Letters, bind 47, nr. 4, e2019GL085954. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085954

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Vermassen, F., Bjørk, A. A., Sicre, M. A., Jaeger, J. M., Wangner, D. J., Kjeldsen, K. K., ... Andresen, C. S. (2020). A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), [e2019GL085954]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085954

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Vermassen F, Bjørk AA, Sicre MA, Jaeger JM, Wangner DJ, Kjeldsen KK o.a. A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters. 2020;47(4). e2019GL085954. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085954

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Vermassen, Flor ; Bjørk, Anders A. ; Sicre, Marie Alexandrine ; Jaeger, John M. ; Wangner, David J. ; Kjeldsen, Kristian K. ; Siggaard-Andersen, Marie Louise ; Klein, Vincent ; Mouginot, Jeremie ; Kjær, Kurt H. ; Andresen, Camilla S. / A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland. I: Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 ; Bind 47, Nr. 4.

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title = "A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland",
abstract = "In recent years, several large outlet glaciers in Greenland lost their floating ice tongue, yet little is known regarding their stability over a longer timescale. Here we compile historical documents to demonstrate a major ice tongue collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier between 1932 and 1933. This event resulted in a 9-km retreat, exceeding any of the glacier's recent major retreat events. Sediment cores from the fjord are used to reconstruct sea surface temperatures and to investigate a potential sedimentological trace of the collapse. During the 1920s, local and regional sea surface temperatures and air temperatures increased rapidly, suggesting a climatic trigger for the collapse. Fjord bathymetry played an important role too, as the (partially) pinned ice tongue retreated off a submarine moraine during the event. This historical analogue of a glacier tongue collapse emphasizes the fragility of remaining ice tongues in North Greenland within a warming climate.",
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AU - Vermassen, Flor

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AU - Jaeger, John M.

AU - Wangner, David J.

AU - Kjeldsen, Kristian K.

AU - Siggaard-Andersen, Marie Louise

AU - Klein, Vincent

AU - Mouginot, Jeremie

AU - Kjær, Kurt H.

AU - Andresen, Camilla S.

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N2 - In recent years, several large outlet glaciers in Greenland lost their floating ice tongue, yet little is known regarding their stability over a longer timescale. Here we compile historical documents to demonstrate a major ice tongue collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier between 1932 and 1933. This event resulted in a 9-km retreat, exceeding any of the glacier's recent major retreat events. Sediment cores from the fjord are used to reconstruct sea surface temperatures and to investigate a potential sedimentological trace of the collapse. During the 1920s, local and regional sea surface temperatures and air temperatures increased rapidly, suggesting a climatic trigger for the collapse. Fjord bathymetry played an important role too, as the (partially) pinned ice tongue retreated off a submarine moraine during the event. This historical analogue of a glacier tongue collapse emphasizes the fragility of remaining ice tongues in North Greenland within a warming climate.

AB - In recent years, several large outlet glaciers in Greenland lost their floating ice tongue, yet little is known regarding their stability over a longer timescale. Here we compile historical documents to demonstrate a major ice tongue collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier between 1932 and 1933. This event resulted in a 9-km retreat, exceeding any of the glacier's recent major retreat events. Sediment cores from the fjord are used to reconstruct sea surface temperatures and to investigate a potential sedimentological trace of the collapse. During the 1920s, local and regional sea surface temperatures and air temperatures increased rapidly, suggesting a climatic trigger for the collapse. Fjord bathymetry played an important role too, as the (partially) pinned ice tongue retreated off a submarine moraine during the event. This historical analogue of a glacier tongue collapse emphasizes the fragility of remaining ice tongues in North Greenland within a warming climate.

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KW - Kangerlussuaq Glacier

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