Calving Front of Kangerdlugssup Glacier
April 22, 2013
Calving front of Kangerdlugssup Glacier in central west Greenland. The calving front is the place where ice bergs are born. You can see several large ice bergs in the fjord on the right surrounded by the so called mélange, which is a dense mix of bergy bits and sea ice floating in the fjord. The mélange plays a role in how many ice bergs a glacier can produce by stabilizing the calving front. Credit: NASA/Michael Studinger.
Topics: Environment, Glaciology, Water ice, Physical geography, Glaciers, Tidewater glacier cycle, Ice calving, Ice sheets, Iceberg, Physical oceanography