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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
Jakobshavn Isbræ Calving Timelapse, May 10, 2008 (Clip)
Date: May 10, 2008
Running Time: 00:00:54

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The Jakobshavn Isbræ is among the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. The Jakobshavn is an outlet glacier, one of the few places where the giant Greenland ice sheet can shed ice in the form of gigantic icebergs. This timelapse video (100x real speed) from glaciologist Mark Fahnestock shows one of these massive calving events. Notice the dark blue ice that surfaces when the iceberg flips over in the ice-choked Ilulissat icefjord. Time interval on this timelapse is 10 seconds per frame.
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