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Context for the recent massive petermann glacier calving event

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On 4 August 2010, about one fifth of the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier (also known as "Petermann Gletscher") in northwestern Greenland calved (Figure 1). The resulting "ice island" had an area approximately 4 times that of Manhattan Island (about 253±17 square kilometers). The ice island garnered much attention from the media, politicians, and the public, who raised concerns about downstream implications for shipping, offshore oil and gas operations, and possible connections to Arc...

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10.1029/2011EO140001

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Journal:
Eos
Volume:
92
Issue:
14
Pages:
117-118
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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ISSN:
0096-3941
Source identifiers:
149734
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:149734
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uuid:b68af269-98cf-4076-bdad-199482ddd504
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pubs:149734
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

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