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Documenting changes in Greenland’s peripheral glaciers over more than a century

Aerial photographs collected during mapping expeditions of Greenland’s coastline represent the only robust, widespread observations of twentieth-century glacier change for this vast island. We use this unique dataset to document the response of Greenland’s peripheral glaciers to climate change over approximately 130 years, providing enhanced confidence that recent changes are exceptional on a century timescale.

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Fig. 1: Retreat of Greenland’s peripheral glaciers over the past 130 years.


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This is a summary of: Larocca, L. J. et al. Greenland-wide accelerated retreat of peripheral glaciers in the twenty-first century. Nat. Clim. Change (2023).

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Documenting changes in Greenland’s peripheral glaciers over more than a century. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 1286–1287 (2023).

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