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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386-C

Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World -- Greenland

By Anker Weidick

Edited by Richard S. Williams, Jr., and Jane G. Ferrigno

With a section on

The Landsat Images of Greenland

By Richard S. Williams, Jr., and Jane G. Ferrigno

Version 1.0

Landsat images are the basis for a discussion of the glaciology,
geography, and climatology of Greenland, the second largest areal
and volumetric concentration of present-day glacier ice.

Landsat 1 MSS image of the south slope of the Inland Ice, Greenland
Cover: Landsat 1 MSS digitally enhanced false-color composite image of the south slope of the Inland Ice northwest of Julianehåb (Qaqortoq), South Greenland. The image shows the well-defined edge of the Inland Ice, which spreads over the lowlands of South Greenland toward the outer coast. In some areas, the snowline is clearly visible. The marginal areas of the ice sheet in this area have undergone strong thinning during this century. (Landsat image 22061-13461, 13 September 1980; Path 3, Row 17 from Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, Ontario.)

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Section of Professional Paper 1386-C PDF File
Complete text and illustrations  9 MB
Plate 1. Map of Greenland Showing the Greenland Ice Sheet, Outlet Glaciers, Local Ice Caps, and Principal Towns  6.6 MB

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For questions about the content of this report, contact Richard S. Williams or Jane G. Ferrigno.

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