Zaria Forman, Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland, April 29, 2017.

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Zaria Forman, Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland, April 29, 2017.

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Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland is deservedly one of the most famous glaciers in the world. It is one of the fastest flowing major glaciers, with speeds approaching 150 ft. per day. It calves so many icebergs into the ocean, that they amount to 10% of all of the icebergs in the entire arctic. The iceberg that sunk the titanic likely came from Jakobshavn. Today it flows four times faster than it did in the 1990s. The glacier has thinned and retreated dramatically since then, losing more than 100 meters of thickness over a very broad area, dumping ice into the ocean and raising sea level correspondingly.

This glacier is also of special significance to Zaria: “Icebergs calve off Jakobshavn Glacier into Disco Bay, where I saw icebergs for the first time in my life on a family trip in 2007. Five years later, I spread my mother’s ashes in Disco Bay. Another five years after that, I flew over Jakobshavn with a NASA mission to see the Glacier, and my mother, from above.”

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